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Ben the Beacon-Bearer

by Dan Manzanares This past year at Lighthouse has been a banner one for me. I’ve learned more in such a short amount of time about the craft of writing and reading … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

Dennis Lehane, Pen & Podium, and Noir

by Dan Manzanares A couple of weeks ago, I attended the premiere of The Denver Post’s 2014-15 Pen & Podium series. The program featured noir and crime fiction author, Dennis … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Getting Gooned

by Dan Manzanares I’ve read two Egan novels. A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Keep. Besides my immediate and lasting impressions of the plots, characters, and themes of … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

My AWP–Boston Locals Wear Rubber Boots

Day 1 1.1–Too cavalier about plane and hotel booking. Scrambled to find correct flight, took cab to wrong hotel. 1.2–Hotel bar. Cable. Read from A Fan’s Notes. Day 2 2.1–Booth … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 8 Comments

NOIR @ THE BAR — Denver

[New blog post by novel/noir genre/short story instructor Cort McMeel. Warning: grab a toothpick, because once you’ve finished reading you’ll need to pick the grit from your teeth.] Two years … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Friday 500: One Prompt, Two Writers

During the second hour group activity of the July 13th Friday 500 participating writers paired up. They introduced themselves and their projects to one another. Then one writer from the … Continue reading

August 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beth Bell “Eccentrics Unlimited” Short Story Contest Winner

Here’s a behind-the-scenes glance at Beth Bell’s writing process and experience with her contest winning piece “Heart Dog”. No animals were hurt in the creation of this blog. Dan Manzanares, … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Buzz: Crazy Paving

On November 12th from 2-4pm at 910 Arts, Ilona Fried and Meg Nix are joining forces to create an unforgettable Buzz filled with andamento, ekphrasis, found objects, and tesserae. Follow … Continue reading

November 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Fly-by Writer Alexi Zentner

Hello! My name is Dan Manzanares and I’m Lighthouse’s new Creative Curator. One of my continuing projects will be to create and maintain a video blog library of Fly-by Writers, … Continue reading

September 7, 2011 · 3 Comments

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