Lit Fest

See writers who attended this retreat
Denver, CO, United States
Event Date: 
June 7, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
March 9, 2024
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The Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s 2024 Lit Fest will be held from June 7 to June 14 online and at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop headquarters in Denver. The festival features weekend and weeklong workshops, craft seminars, salons, business panels, and agent consultations for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poet Jane Hirshfield; fiction writers Steve Almond, Danielle Evans, Vanessa Hua, Alexandra Kleeman, and Claire Messud; and nonfiction writers Emily Rapp Black, Amitava Kumar, T Kira Māhealani Madden, and Meghan O’Rourke. Tuition is $1,375 ($1,225 for members) for a weeklong workshop and $960 ($810 for members) for a weekend workshop. Financial aid is available and includes four fellowships that cover full workshop tuition for emerging writers. Lodging is available at nearby hotels for a discounted rate. To apply, writers submitted three to five poems of any length or 10 pages of prose and a cover letter with a $30 application fee by the priority deadline of March 9; applications received after March 9 are considered on a rolling basis. A fellowship statement must also be submitted to apply for financial aid. Visit the website for an application form and more information.

Accessibility accommodations include public transportation near the venue; elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible parking; accessible sidewalks, pathways, and doorways; accessible bathrooms; accessible event rooms; reserved seating (with advance request); CART services (with advance request); and signage in Braille. Contact the Lighthouse Writers Workshop staff via phone or e-mail for additional accessibility details.

Contact Information

Lit Fest, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 3844 York Street, Denver, CO 80205. (303) 297-1185.