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St. Patrick’s Day and Dracula: A Weirdly Perfect Combo

By Corey Dahl This Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day, the one day each year when we honor our Irish friends by drinking green beer and wearing plastic leprechaun hats. But what if … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Member Dispatch: Inside Riverside’s MFA Program

By Minda Honey Hello Lighthouse Writers, welcome to my second member dispatch from the MFA program at the University of California, Riverside! (Read the first installment here.) On Sundays, I walk … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

So You Want to Write the Next “Mad Men”

By Corey Dahl Binge watching. We’ve all done it. One minute, you’re saying, “Just one more episode,” and the next thing you know, it’s three days later, you’re living on … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Meet the Artists for Making the Mountain

by Corey Dahl Every artist has a story. That’s Making the Mountain’s tagline, and it’s also just a fact. For the next Making the Mountain on March 4, we’ve rounded … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Michael Ondaatje

by Corey Dahl Most of us first discovered Michael Ondaatje on a book shelf, picking up In the Skin of a Lion or Anil’s Ghost. Or at the movie theater, watching the … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Instructors Tell All: The Writing Rules You Need

by Ryan Hoenig Most experts would agree: The key to being a writer is just to write. But what else? There’s more to it than that, right? In search of … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Unique Art of Rachel Kushner’s “The Flamethrowers”

by Corey Dahl Our second Art + Lit of the year is coming up this Thursday, and maybe—given the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, February weather that feels like May weather … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Meet Chip Livingston

by Corey Dahl Much of writer and Lighthouse instructor Chip Livingston’s life seems fated. Both of his parents and step-parents were also teachers, and two taught English. He started thinking about studying creative writing … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Brain-Body-Bowie Connection

By Sara Jade Alan It’s 3:00 a.m., and I’ve woken up with David Bowie’s “Magic Dance” playing in my head. He and his music arrive with vivid memories of freshman … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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