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All the latest news, ideas, and opinions from Denver's Independent Literary Center:

Scene and Unscene

By Emily Sinclair For years, I have been haunted by “Time Passes,” the middle section of Virginia Woolf’s novel, To the Lighthouse. Its subject is the aftermath of grief and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

Interview: Michael J. Henry from Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop

Originally posted on Sonora Review:
Sonora Review co-editor Laura I. Miller interviews Michael J. Henry, Executive Director of Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver, CO, where he also teaches poetry and memoir…

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Poetry (& Octavio Paz) Saved Richard Louis Garcia

by Kate Barrett Lit Fest this year is bringing in some stellar writers and authors to teach everything from one-day craft seminars to multi-day intensives. I for one am giddy … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Few Notes from Workshop with Marilynne Robinson, 2001

by Nick Arvin I had the fortune of taking Marilynne Robinson’s fiction workshop at the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2001. Recently, I’ve been working on a few words to say … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Eric Sasson Thinks You’re Smart

by Jennifer Itell I met Eric at the Aspen Summer Words festival a few years back, in a week-long workshop facilitated by Elizabeth McCracken. Andrea Dupree and I went there … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

I lived in Donna Tartt’s hometown for a quick minute. For some reason, that makes me extra happy about this Pulitzer she won.

For just about one year, immediately post-college, I lived and worked in Greenwood, Mississippi. The truth? I hated it. I couldn’t leave fast enough. I was a newspaper reporter, a … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Meet the Lit Fest Faculty: Thomas McNeely and Finding Our Religion

by Andrea Dupree   He may have been the first, perhaps the only, person I’ve ever had a casual conversation with who found cause to use the word tautology. The context … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Spotlight on a Young Writer

By Meg Nix Before the Young Writers Book Release Party on Friday, I wanted to brag about one of the young writers in Teen Council. I’ll admit, I’m trying to get … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Unnecessary Art

Originally posted on nola studiola REDUX:
Hello, dear reader! Thank you for clicking and saying yes to “unnecessary art.” And for clicking this out of obligation because we are: family,…

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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