Lighthouse Works Together offers on Island programs

Fishers Island clay whistle chorus with Lighthouse fellow.

While our Fellowship Program is on pause, we are pleased to announce this new initiative at Lighthouse Works.

Through a series of three programs, Lighthouse Works Together will connect our Fellowship Program’s alumni with our island community to encourage moments of creativity, curiosity, and togetherness – even as we remain apart.

Workshops Hosted via Zoom, these art-making workshops will be designed and led by members of our alumni group. Each 15-student workshop, developed for Teens, Young Adults, and Adults, will utilize a kit that will be available for pickup at Lighthouse Works.

Wonderings We’ve asked past fellowship recipients to create guided individual or family activities based around something they found compelling during their time on Fishers Island. Posted weekly, these activities will encourage you to look, think, and make in the environs of FI.

Coffee Talks Join us for a series of Virtual Studio Visits, hosted twice-a-month by Program Director, Tryn Collins, to catch an intimate view of what is happening in the studios of some of your favorite past fellows. Get an automatically generated invite by emailing

Learn more about these programs here!

Our LIGHTHOUSE WORKS TOGETHER Workshops and Studio Visits are on-going. We hope you’ll join us next for a genre writing workshop with writer Adrienne Celt (’19).

Later this month we will be launching a Reading Group focused on past Lighthouse House Works Fellows. The first book we will be reading and discussing with its author is Angie Cruz’s DominicanaStay tuned!

LIGHTHOUSE WORKS TOGETHER is a series of programs that connect past fellowship recipients with our island community, which we hope will encourage moments of creativity, curiosity, and togetherness even as we remain apart.

Outer Space and Inner Space: Writing Across Form and Genre with Adrienne Celt (’19)
In this workshop, we’ll look at how a story’s form and genre can offer new opportunities and useful limits for your storytelling. We’ll discuss what it means to write a fairytale, a piece of science fiction or fantasy, literary fiction, flash fiction, magical realism, and more, developing a set of rules for each and then experimenting with how to use those rules—and how to break them. In the playful tradition of the Oulipo poets, we’ll experiment with how choosing a set of constraints can actually help you write with greater freedom and imagination.
Workshop #1
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 3:30 pm
Workshop #2
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 3:30 pm Workshop materials are non-toxic and will be available for pick up at Lighthouse Works starting on Monday, July 27, 2020.Age 10 yrs +

Reserve your spot by emailing


Birdhouse in Clay
with Liz McCarthy (’18)
Make a home for your Fishers Island friends! This is a two-part workshop that explores clay hand-building techniques to create a suspended or wall-mounted birdhouse. This class will begin with the basic practice of creating pinch pot, and then assemble multiple to create a birdhouse form. To complete the piece, participants will also explore ideas for surface treatment with various found objects such as shells or leaves.Group Craft Class #2
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 3:30 pmAge 10 yrs +

A schedule of upcoming programs will be available on our website and will be posted to and the town bulletin board.  If you would like to be notified via email of any upcoming program, you can sign up for a bi-monthly Lighthouse Works Together e-blast on our website.

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