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An Open Letter to Lighthouse Writers Workshop

NOTE: Most of us are still utterly in denial about the imminent departure of Cara Lopez Lee, memoirist, longtime workshopper, youth faculty favorite, intrepid adventurer, and all-around lovely person. We’ll … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 18 Comments

16 Ways to Get to Know Heidi Julavits & Ben Marcus

You don’t forget the first time you encounter the work of Heidi Julavits or Ben Marcus. They’ve been making big waves in the literary community for years now. When I … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

On Making the Mountain While Earning a Sandwich

by Whitney Gale I met Rebecca Aronauer about eight months ago on a chilly November night. It was my rookie night volunteering at Lighthouse. I think this was the evening … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Story Is a Living Thing

Originally posted on whylitmatters:
A few years ago, upon a recommendation from a friend, my wife bought a copy of Neil Gaiman’s young adult novel The Graveyard Book, and every…

September 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Real Life Revision Along the John Muir Trail

by Kate Barrett I recently returned from hiking the John Muir Trail, a 215-mile (give or take) thru-hike in the high Sierras. If you need a point of reference, think … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 5 Comments

A Flash Interview with New Lighthouse Instructor Angie Hodapp

I first met Angie Hodapp at her Query Letter Bootcamp workshop at Lighthouse last spring. I learned that she works at Nelson Literary Agency—and that I knew far less about … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dispatch Part 2: Rediscovering My Home

by Tiffany Quay Tyson For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been traveling across Mississippi and into Tennessee on a regional book tour for my first novel, Three Rivers. I’ve … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dispatch from M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Humpback-Humpback-I

By Tiffany Quay Tyson It’s August and I’m traveling through the state of Mississippi, driving from one bookstore to the next for reading events for my first novel. I was born … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ben the Beacon-Bearer

by Dan Manzanares This past year at Lighthouse has been a banner one for me. I’ve learned more in such a short amount of time about the craft of writing and reading … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

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