Moore, Please

Lorrie Moore might be best known for her short stories and essays — which have appeared in such prestigious publications as The New Yorker and The Best American Short Stories of the Century — but her novels are nothing to sneeze at, either. Her latest long work, A Gate at the Stairs, examines the post-9/11 life of a twenty-year-old Midwestern girl headed off to college and a job as a nanny for a family with an adopted daughter; her views of the world around her are turned upside down as her new life begins to filter how she sees her family back home.

Wouldn’t it be great to pick the brain of a writer like Moore? Well, you can — all weekend long — at an array of Lighthouse Writer’s events, starting this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Inside the Writer’s Studio at the L2 Arts & Culture Events Center, next to the Tattered Cover at 2526 East Colfax Avenue. Moore and Eli Gottlieb will take part in an informal interview that goes beyond a typical question-and-answer session; tickets are $10 for Lighthouse members and $15 for the general public.

Afterward, stick around the L2 Center for The Edge of Dinner, drinks and appetizers with Moore and Gottlieb. Moore will speak, and the Lighthouse board will offer a song-and-dance performance. Tickets are $55 for Lighthouse members and $70 for the general public.

Tomorrow, enjoy A Non-Crafty Look at Craft: Breaking Into the Writer’s Craft, a two-hour seminar with Moore on the ins and outs of the writer’s craft, and how you must move beyond craft to become successful. It takes place at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street; tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members.

You can get a full pass to all of Lorrie Moore’s weekend of events for $110 (members) or $130 (non-members). Visit
Sat., Oct. 24; Sun., Oct. 25, 2009


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