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Interview: Teresa Milbrodt on Her Latest Novel-in-Flash, LARISSA TAKES FLIGHT

by Laura I. Miller I knew I had come across something special when I first encountered Teresa Milbrodt’s short story “Bianca’s Body” several years ago. In this story, as with … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Lindsey Drager on Genre Bending, Writing Habits, and the Joy of Flaws

By Kate Barrett (interview) and Laura I. Miller (intro) I met Lindsey Drager at one of Lighthouse’s quarterly Open Houses, and we fell into an easy conversation. While my pupils … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Alexander Lumans Talks Hot Whiskey, Sublime Moments, and Believable Oddities

By Dan Manzanares Ask folks about Alexander Lumans and you’ll get an earful of enthusiastic praise. Not only do his students love his workshops, they love him. Lumans, as everyone calls him, is … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Nick Arvin on the Necessity of Adventure Novels

by Laura I. Miller When I think of adventure novels, The Hobbit and Treasure Island immediately spring to mind. I hadn’t considered the interior tumult that characters face in many … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Interview: Christopher Merkner on Writing Routines and Family Bliss

by Kate Barrett I only just met Christopher Merkner last week, even though Lighthouse hired him to teach over a month ago and his class has been available for registration … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Interview: Jenny Wortman—What a Writer Wants

by Laura I. Miller With the weather approaching the 70s this week, you’re probably scrambling to book a few more ski weekends or to nail down your spring-break plans. We … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

Interview: Ellen Blum Barish Discusses Turning Experience into Art on the Page

by Laura I. Miller There’s nothing more terrifying—and exhilarating—than turning in pages of personal essay or memoir to be devoured by fellow workshoppers. My heart goes aflutter just thinking about … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview: Emily Sinclair on the Strange Beauty of a Writer’s Life

by Laura I. Miller The fearless workshop leader’s personality can play a major role in the course’s success. If there’s not enough guidance, then X; if there’s too much, then … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Interview: Christopher Kondrich Talks Procrastination, Good Books, and More

by Kate Barrett It seems like lately I hear the same conversation happening around Lighthouse all the time—everyone is talking about how fast we’re growing. It used to be that … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

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