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Member Dispatch: Traveling Lit

by Brett Randell Three weeks ago, I returned from an incredible month-long adventure in Guatemala. I’ve always heard from other travelers that Guatemala is full of friendly, beautiful people, mind-blowing … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Member Dispatch: Being (Near) George Saunders

Vicki Gundrum’s tell-all on her night with George Saunders.

October 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Member Dispatch: Lit Fest, Four Months Later

by Carrie Esposito After Lit Fest, I came away with a new short story—my first told by a male protagonist, and to make people laugh out loud—a revised manuscript of … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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 · 3 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

Lit Fest Member Dispatch: Great Dialogue with a Great Guy

by Kyra Scrimgeour At parties, I am the sort of person that stands completely alone in the middle of the room, quietly staining my lips with red wine. Eric Sasson … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Roxane Gay Fan Girl Speaks Out

by Minda Reves Just call me the Treasurer of the Roxane Gay Fan Girl Club, because that woman is a cot jamb gem! Like any good dues-paying member of the … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

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