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Meet the Next Alice Maxine Bowie Fellow, Kim O’Connor

by Megan Nix I met Kim O’Connor, the upcoming Alice Maxine Bowie fellow, on the Lighthouse porch at the Back to School Party a few years ago. I was immediately charmed … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Alice in Lighthouse-land: How I Learned Creative Writing from Third Graders

About a month ago, one of our veteran youth instructors, Cara Lopez Lee, wrapped up a Lighthouse class with a bilingual classroom of 3rd graders. Below, she reflects on where … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Animated Update from the Young Writers Corner

Kim O’Connor, a lovely poet and mother and Lighthouse Young Writers instructor, really outdid herself this spring at the Denver School of Science and Technology. Between caring for her three-year-old … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Try a Tanka When You Don’t Know What to Write

Sometimes when it seems like words most need to be said, we can’t find the right ones. I felt this way yesterday as I texted, emailed, called friends in Boston. … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 7 Comments

What Aimee Bender, Carl Jung, and Sockeye Salmon Have Taught me About Routines

I’m not a routine person. The idea of them depresses me—thinking about committing to one thing usually makes me feel like doing something else before I even begin. But this … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 6 Comments

Watch Them Bow

As many of you know, the 11 members of the Lighthouse Teen Council have been hard at work on a collaboration with the young choreographers at Ballet Nouveau Colorado. In … Continue reading

May 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

In the Along: Our First Meeting

Following on the heels of Mike Henry and Garret Ammon’s beautiful collaboration, Intersection, the Lighthouse Teen Council members started their own partnership with the Ballet Nouveau young choreographers last night. … Continue reading

September 30, 2011 · 5 Comments

I’m Allowed to Say I’m a Writer…but am I Allowed to Say I’m a Good One?

There’s a little brochure with the Ferril House on it floating around inside the Ferril House (it’s kind of like a dream within a dream, or a mirror facing another … Continue reading

January 25, 2011 · 10 Comments

Cloudy with a Chance of Crying

I’ve often thought that physical storms lead to mental ones. Which means if it’s raining or snowing really hard, I’ll probably go to sleep crying. I’m not depressed. In fact, … Continue reading

January 18, 2011 · 22 Comments

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