Lighthouse Writers

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop retreat features workshops and craft talks led by experienced instructors.


Join Lighthouse Writers Workshop in the scenic mountain town of Grand Lake, Colorado, for a few days of writing, reading, and learning. Each day, you're invited to attend workshops and craft talks led by our experienced instructors. There's also plenty of time to explore the area, get outdoors, or just find a quiet spot and write. At night, participants gather for fireside readings and conversation. You're sure to leave with new ideas, new writing, and more than a few new friends.

How it works

All paths are welcome within the group. Aggressive debate, and engaged conflict are prohibited. This learning experience offers a chance to appreciate the beautiful dance of each individual as they move through their spiritual journey. An established group sharing format will be utilized to ensure equality is practiced and all have a chance to share if they wish. We believe safe space is essential to growth. Inclusivity is our guide.

Learn More

Register for this retreat through the Lighthouse Writers Workshop website.

Additionally, we will also offer an onsite gathering from Thursday Sept 15th to Sept 18th at Shadowcliff. (Registration and cost information for the onsite offering coming soon!)

Important Note: The online sessions and the onsite session are independent of each other, you can participate in any or all of the offerings.

Questions? Please email Shadowcliff Programs at

Please RSVP to to receive the Zoom link.


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The mission of Lighthouse Writers Workshop is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education, support, and community for writers and readers in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond. The Lighthouse Writers Workshop strives to ensure that literature remains accessible and relevant in the culture, and that individuals achieve their fullest potential as artists and human beings.



Accessibility: Lighthouse welcomes all people who want to learn more about writing, no matter their age, experience, or education. We keep our offerings affordable and our facilities convenient for all community members.

Collaboration: Writing is often seen as a solitary art; however, all writers need the inspiration and support of others. Our workshops engage students, teachers, and peers in deeply collaborative relationships. We seek opportunities to explore other arts and media with regional and national partners.

Creativity: Lighthouse believes in the innate creativity of all people by encouraging and fostering experimentation and innovation.

Community: Lighthouse provides space and spirit for fellowship. We offer readers unique ways to discover and embrace the human experience. We invite everyone who values arts and culture to explore the written word. And we support the vibrancy and diversity of the Colorado artistic culture.

Discovery: We believe that writing empowers greater understanding of self and others and thereby encourages compassion and empathy in our society.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Lighthouse Writers Workshop upholds a commitment to a diverse community where all participants, employees, and volunteers, whatever their gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected.

Excellence: Lighthouse is dedicated to the supporting the highest potential of each writer, whatever their goals and talents. We are committed to increasing awareness of local and national authors producing high quality work.


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