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Hope and Heartbreak with Fly-by Writer Cristina Henriquez

by Zoe Knight, a member of the Young Authors Collective I started reading The Book of Unknown Americans at work, leaning against the counter between movie sets, turning pages faster … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Flash Interview with Visiting Author Liam Callanan

by Emily Sinclair When I graduated from my MFA program, Liam Callanan told me the story of his own last days in his MFA program: He brought his completed manuscript … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading Gothic Fiction: Thirteen Stories that Haunt

by Lindsey Drager We all know what makes a tale ‘gothic’—corpses, ghosts, abandoned houses, transgressive desire, oppression, psychological instability, secrets, and suspense. But what is the gothic about? While we … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Comic Drama of the Tragicomic: Reading Alison Bechdel

By Alexander Lumans I first heard of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic when my undergraduate alma mater College of Charleston assigned it as part of its Summer 2013 … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Lighthouse Writers Workshop

NOTE: Most of us are still utterly in denial about the imminent departure of Cara Lopez Lee, memoirist, longtime workshopper, youth faculty favorite, intrepid adventurer, and all-around lovely person. We’ll … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 18 Comments

On Making the Mountain While Earning a Sandwich

by Whitney Gale I met Rebecca Aronauer about eight months ago on a chilly November night. It was my rookie night volunteering at Lighthouse. I think this was the evening … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Real Life Revision Along the John Muir Trail

by Kate Barrett I recently returned from hiking the John Muir Trail, a 215-mile (give or take) thru-hike in the high Sierras. If you need a point of reference, think … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 6 Comments

My Year at Lighthouse

by Karin Belz Writing is my obsession. A year ago, I quit my job and sold everything to become a writer. A good friend who loved my crazy ideas said, … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 4 Comments

Cynthia Wong Takes the Long Shot

by Tessa Cheek We meet this year’s Alice Maxine Bowie fellow in creative nonfiction, memoirist Cynthia Wong, face down in a ship headed to Antarctica. The year is 2001. Wong … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

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