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Member Dispatch: Far From Your Own Shores

by Devon Taylor Write what you know. We’ve all heard that, right? From the moment you put pen to paper in the stunningly optimistic hope of becoming a writer, this … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Member Dispatch: A little kindness in the writing workshop

by Maggie Ferguson In the film Shut Up & Play the Hits, James Murphy’s manager, Keith Wood, has a neon green poster with blue print in his office. It reads, … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Retaining Wonder and Genre-Bending: questions for new instructor Jennifer Denrow

By Kristin Pazulski When you read a piece by Jennifer Denrow, you absorb her relationship with the world—one of wonderment and causal adventure. Her carefully chosen words reflect a pondering … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

And the Beacon Award goes to…

It was seventeen years ago this month that Michael Henry and I packed up what we had (not much) and moved our fledgling writing workshop from Boston to Denver.  Anyone … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Member Dispatch: Heidi Pitlor and the Transcendent American Short Story

by Elizabeth Cameron “I was also tempted to develop my own definitions of what made one story successful and another less so… [But one] that met my initial requirements—say, a … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

What Happens in Grand Lake…

During any getaway that lasts more than two days, someone will invoke the slogan from the Las Vegas ad campaign of a few years back. You know the one: What … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Turning into a Dandelion

By Kristin Pazulski I’m a weed in this house of literary writers. As a journalist, my writing is driven by fact with a smidge of creativity. I rarely slave over … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Social Media Insights

By Jannett Matusiak Navigating social media can be as daunting as driving in Boston. There’s lots of noise, no clear signage pointing you in the right direction, and a wrong … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: A Revelation

By Lois Levinson I admit that I do not have a consistent writing practice. I have struggled to find the right space, both physical and psychological, that is the most … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 5 Comments

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