17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

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The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events.

Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary arts. Lighthouse Writers Workshop is a nonprofit literary center located at 1515 Race St. in Denver’s City Park neighborhood. Lighthouse’s mission is to support and elevate the literary arts through various outreach and youth programs, along with a wide variety of in-house writing workshops.

This year’s Lit Fest will offer weeklong and weekend workshops for advanced writers of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms and dramatic writing; additional weekend workshops for writers of various levels and genres; one-time seminars on particular topics; readings; salons; and parties. Seminars will be presented by a world-class roster of 16 visiting authors as well as Lighthouse faculty. Additional festival events include daily business panels featuring agents, writers, screenwriters and authors; nightly readings and conversations with professional writers; and a pop-up bookstore.

Registration can be done by purchasing a pass — available at different price points — or for individual workshops.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop was founded in 1997, so it is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a gala event called Illumination: A Literary Soiree. This event takes place at 6 p.m. June 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The event includes a cocktail reception, seated dinner, silent auction, a musical performance by Los Mocochetes and the opportunity to meet renowned local and national authors.

Tickets range in cost for individuals and sponsorships. RSVPs can be made online and must be done by June 3.

To learn more about Lighthouse Writers Workshop, or for more information about the 2022 Lit Fest including registration, visit lighthousewriters.org. Information about the 25th anniversary gala can also be found under the Lit Fest tab from the homepage.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Lit Fest, Denver

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