The Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship sponsors a member of the Lighthouse writing community to a full year of literary support and involvement at Lighthouse. This fellowship was formed in honor of the great Alice Maxine Bowie, who believes everyone has a right to a meaningful education, that much of our most meaningful education comes from literature, and that the world benefits from hearing stories. The fellowship includes: Four 8-week workshops per year or master classes (one per year), as well as registration, lodging, and board for the Grand Lake Retreat or an all-access pass to the Lighthouse Lit Fest.

Poet, Kim O’Connor was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship. Kim’s fellowship culminated with a public reading and celebration on October 4, 2014, during which she was properly feted and shared the fruits of the project she has worked on over the course of the year with an appreciative crowd in the Lighthouse Grotto.