Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop

09/01/2008 § Leave a comment

     One of the reasons why I decided to move to Denver was the presence of a writer’s workshop.  I wanted to know that I could take a workshop class when I felt like it.  I didn’t want to wait around for a writing retreat or have to apply and get accepted to a school to take a workshop class, both of these options not only require patience but would subtract over a grand from my wallet.  4 week classes are $150 and 8 weekers are $250.  Daylong intensives go for $95, half-days $55.  These are all member prices. Memberships are just $25.  Get one if there’s a chance you’ll take more than one class.  The Lighthouse is located in downtown Denver, on Downing St. in between 21st and 22nd.  This is a little ways from the light-rail system and leaves a bit of a walk for the bus junkie, although there is a parking lot and likely a place to lock a bike.  

     Classes run year round and focus on a variety of craft elements and formats for narrative.  Regularly offered are intensives on cinematic writing and play writing for example.  One set of classes that are particularly attractive are the novel-writing classes.  The next intro-class starts in October.  This is one aspect of the OU Creative Writing program that left some to be desired.  Nothing craft-wise for the novel.

     The Lighthouse website is well designed and attractive.  The information is well-organized and concise.  Check it out: Lighthouse

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