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Chris @ Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Since 2005, Chris has been a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver's independent literary center, where he was recognized with the Beacon Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.  He's taught the Poetry Master Class there and served as a mentor in the Poetry Book Project, along with offering a range of classes. In July, he'll join other Lighthouse faculty and 35 participants for a week at the Grand Lake Retreat in Colorado, near the west entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Lodging and meals are part of the package that offers working writers access to daily workshops, seminars, book talks, and readings by participants and faculty. It also provides a chance to talk deeply with fellow creatives, along with ample time to relax and explore the remarkable setting high in the Rockies. For more information or to reserve a place for this year's retreat, visit Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Activities, Workshops, Presentations

Reading at 2012 Grand Lake Retreat.   Photo by Catherine Hope

Reading at 2012 Grand Lake Retreat. Photo by Catherine Hope

  • Poetry Master Class

  • Denver Poet Laureate 2006-2010

  • Colorado Humanities Board of Directors

  • Lighthouse Book Project, Poetry Mentor

  • Poemboy vs. The Media Gorgon; Douglas County Libraries Speaking Tour

  • Poetry Judge, Colorado Book Awards

  • The Sophisticated Body: Embedded Cognition for Writers

  • Reading as a Writer: The Poetry of Jack Gilbert

  • The Next Voice You Hear: A Voice Shifting Workshop

  • Flash Forms: Sudden Fiction and Poetry

  • Building a Bliss Station: A Creativity Workshop

  • Ostranenie: Making the Familiar Strange

  • Journal Mining

  • Epicure's Garden: Becoming a Sensuist

  • Nothing Happens Nowhere: A Workshop on Setting

  • Imagination as Guest

  • Dirt & Ink: Thoughts on Kunitz and The Wild Braid

  • Liquid Poetry: A Celebration of Ale and Verse