Classes and Panels

Classes and Panels

Lighthouse Writers Workshop LitFest
Stealing From Suspense: Writing a Page Turner

Monday June 10, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Suspense novels top the bestseller lists and get turned into movies. Serious writers sometimes dismiss these novels. Some literary writers, however, manage to craft stories that keep the reader up all night turning pages. We’ll examine the tricks and tools of the suspense writer and learn how we can use them to make our own stories more unputdownable, whether we’re working on a traditional mystery or a literary tour de force.
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop LitFest
The Sum of its Parts: Piecing Together a Book-Length Narrative

Thursday, June 13, 2019
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Whether you’re working with multiple timelines, epistolary threads, a book within a book, fragmented essays, interwoven poems, or linked stories—a non-linear, multi-form novel or memoir can be both fun and frustrating. How do you take the disparate sections and weave them into a cohesive whole? We’ll look at diverse examples from authors like Francine Prose, Jenny Offill, Ellen Forney, and more. We’ll examine our own work for emerging patterns and themes that will help us stitch together a cohesive narrative arc.
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop LitFest
What Are You Trying to Say? Writing Dialogue That Works

Thursday, June 13, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Great dialogue provides context and subtext. It deepens the reader’s understanding of your characters. Bad dialogue is hard to read and bogs down the action of your story. How do you make sure your dialogue elevates rather than deflates? We’ll look at examples from published works and practice writing dialogue that is much more than rendered speech.
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Rocky Mountain Literary Festival
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mount Vernon Country Club
The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival is an annual gathering of authors and readers to provide scholarships for local high school seniors in pursuit of their educational dreams.
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Tiffany Quay Tyson

THE PAST IS NEVER is the winner of the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. This southern gothic novel steeped in local lore was selected as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Tyson's debut novel THREE RIVERS was a finalist for both the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and now lives, writes, and teaches in Denver, Colorado.
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