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Resolution Write: Learning from the Poets

by Tiffany Quay Tyson Last summer at the Grand Lake retreat, I took William Haywood Henderson’s “Poetry of Character” class. He talked about how poetic language lends depth and beauty … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

Resolution Write: Remembering Why

by Jennifer Itell Last summer at the Grand Lake writing retreat, I facilitated a workshop called “Wait, Why Are We Doing This?” in which we explored why we’re compelled to … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

Resolution Write: A Gathering Up

by Andrea Bobotis I never met my maternal grandfather. When he died of a stroke before I was born, my grandmother found in his wallet a poem clipped from a … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Resolution Write: Follow Your Obsession

by Jordi Alonso Talk to any writer you know for long enough, and “writing habits” are bound to creep into the conversation. (And if you don’t know any writers, hang … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolution Write: Fulfilling the promise

by Tessa Cheek I promised to write this post dedicated to those who have dedicated themselves to writing in the New Year. That promise is the reason I started typing … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

Interview: John Cotter on the enduring power of Melville’s Moby Dick

by Dan Manzanares John Cotter is a founding editor at the review site Open Letters Monthly, where he is part of a team of editors publishing critical work on contemporary novelists, … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolution Write: A Few Good Voices

by Brad Wetzler I want to tell you about a book that, each time I open it, makes me a better writer. You probably haven’t heard of it, or of … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

Resolution Write: Half a Mind

by Emily Sinclair Lately, I’ve been thinking about this expression: “I had half a mind to say ….” Usually, what follows the ellipsis is the unspeakable, what cannot be said. … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 8 Comments

Member Dispatch from Riverside: MFA Insider Report

by Minda Honey Hello Lighthouse Writers, it’s Minda writing you from sunny southern California! You may remember me from the guest post I wrote last spring about Roxane Gay’s workshop … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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