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This is where writers can indicate interest in openings or waitlists for advanced in-person 2024 Lit Fest Workshops. As with every year, the spots for advanced workshops are first offered to writers who make the priority deadline, but sometimes they aren't able to accept their spots or things change once they're enrolled. This is the queue for that eventuality. The rest are all on waitlists.

Our instructors for this year include: 

  • Nonfiction writers Emily Rapp Black, T Kira Māhealani Madden*, Beth Nguyen, Amitava Kumar, and Sloane Crosley (replacing Meghan O'Rourke)
  • Fiction writers Steve Almond, Danielle Evans, Vanessa Hua, Alexandra Kleeman, Claire Messud*, Jenny Offill, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  • Poets Mark Doty*, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Jane Hirshfield*


  As of 4/12, it's unlikely that spots will be available in courses other than Sloane Crosley's, since she was just added. All of the visiting authors are teaching craft seminars and giving readings, so see our website if you'd like to join any of those.

Should other spots open up, we'll accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, first-come, first-served, beginning in mid-April.

The fellowship deadline was 3/9, so it's too late to apply for Emerging Writers or LARRK (for writers with disabilities) fellowships. As always, our reading fees cover the time spent by our review teams.

To read more about the courses offered, course tuition, and Lit Fest in general, check out our our site at www.lighthousewriters.org.

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