The Gyros Journey
We writers prop ourselves on a lot of people. One bunch who's been there for me are those wonderful folks at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Ten years ago, the wife-husband writer team of Andrea Dupree and Michael Henry sought to create a community of writers devoted to their craft. They're now situated in the historic Thomas Hornsby Ferril House, where Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Jack Kerouac, and other great American literary luminaries stayed while in Denver.
Lighthouse is a place for poets, short story writers, essayists, screen writers, and novelists to hone their work. There's a long list of published members; don't believe me, check out their websites: Nick Arkin
, William Henderson
, Chris Ransick (the Denver Poet Laureate who can kick your ass sideways)
, Shari Caudron
, and Alexandre Philippe
to name a very few.
As an example of their support for their writers, this last Sunday Lighthouse hosted the book launch party for The Gyros Journey, Affordable Ethnic Eateries along the Front Range
, co-written by Joey Porcelli
and Clay Fong
. For those who couldn't make it (more for us, heh, heh), we had lots of food samples, beer, wine, great conversation (mostly about the Rollergirls
, the topic for a future blog), and more beer.
Okay, fellow scribes and ink-stained wretches (to quote Kurt Vonnegut), what props you up?