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Sent from Seattle: Building Platforms and Shoestring Promotion from AWP 2014

by Laurie Sleeper With the thought that I might want to actually market the book I haven’t yet finished writing, I attended two different panels on Saturday which covered developing … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sent from Seattle: Digital Lit at AWP 2014

by Laurie Sleeper Friday morning, I decided to attend Digital Lit: Why Online Magazines Deserve More Respect. Since I haven’t had much respect for online magazines up to now, I … Continue reading

March 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sent From Seattle–Occasional Dispatches from the 2014 AWP Conference

by Laurie Sleeper It’s been awhile since I’ve attended AWP (specifically four years, when the conference was in Denver), and I have to say this is the biggest I’ve seen … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

A Glass, A Class, A Free Flash Pass

I promise, if you read to the end, this will all make sense… 1.  A Glass This Saturday, January 12, the latest winner of the Stories On Stage/Lighthouse Writers Page … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Start the New Year Off Right at the Lighthouse Writers Open House and Faculty Reading

If you’ve met me, you know how much I love Lighthouse. And if you haven’t met me, I hope to meet you soon so I can tell you what a … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Junot and Jake

Over a month ago, a few of us were asked if we’d be willing to blog about Junot Diaz’s visit to Lighthouse, and I readily agreed. I’ve been an admirer … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 11 Comments

A Stranger in a Strange Land Part 2: Ekphrasis to the Nth Degree (The Reading)

[This is part II of an article on the Ekphrastic Writing Collaboration with Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Read part I here.] The day of The Reading arrived, and I … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 5 Comments

Stranger in a Strange Land: An Excursion into Ekphrastic Writing

A few weeks ago, Lighthouse collaborated with the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMOCA) to offer a workshop and subsequent reading on The Art of Ekphrasis. Having nothing better to … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Reflections on Winning Last Year’s Stories on Stage Contest

Last year I was lucky enough to win the Page to Stage Story Contest, a collaboration between Lighthouse and Stories on Stage. The experience helped my writing in expected and … Continue reading

September 23, 2011 · 5 Comments

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