Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. Since 1997, we’ve offered high-quality writing instruction in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and many other genres. We’ve twice been designated one of the best things in Denver by the indie newspaper Westword, and in 2008 we received the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
But perhaps our success is most truly measured by the success of our students. Lighthouse members have published books with the likes of Little Brown, Harper Collins, Red Hen Press, and Pegasus Books. Their books have been on the New York Times bestseller list, been made into award-winning movies, been short-listed for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and received several Colorado Book Awards. We don’t take credit for their accomplishments—it was the authors who logged those hours over the keyboard, not us—but we do try to promote them any time we can.
But publication is only a small part of our mission at Lighthouse. Our primary interest is the art and craft of writing. We care about the written word, the beauty and energy of language, and the transformative power of telling stories. We welcome people who want to learn more about writing, no matter their age, experience, or education.