Tuesday, February 4, 2014


2014 Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat
June 30 – July 4, 2014 – Registration is Open

Deadline is May 1st 
Clockhouse Writers' Conference (CWC) holds an annual Conference & Retreat for graduates of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College, which overlaps with the MFAW program's summer residency in Vermont.  CWC, founded in 1996 by a group of MFAW graduates, provides time, space, and mutual support for writers and their work, while offering support to the Goddard MFAW program.  

CWC is coordinated and run by its participants and includes solitary writing time, group discussions of works-in-progress, workshops, and formal readings.  We stay in a dorm (or off-campus, if you prefer) and eat in the cafeteria alongside current MFAW students and faculty.  We typically host the closing gathering of the MFAW residency.  This year’s conference will also include a celebration of 2103 official launch of our new literary journal, CLOCKHOUSE, and the unveiling of its 2014 issue.

When: June 30 – July 4, 2014
Check-in on June 30 from 11:00 – 2:00
Where: Goddard College
123 Pitkin Road
Plainfield, Vermont 05667

A full conference schedule will be sent to all registrants in early June.  In the meantime, here is the schedule for Monday, June 30:

11:00 – 2:00 pm Arrival and check-in  

11:45 – 1:00 pm Lunch (optional, additional cost)  

2:00  - 3:30 pm Opening Community Meeting  

3:45 – 5:15 pm Plenary Panel & Discussion, “Body and Word”  

5:30 pm Election of CWC Board of Stewards  

5:45 – 7:00 pm Dinner  

7:00 – 8:30 pm TBD (Conference & Retreat participant readings or possible attendance at MFAW Visiting Author or other event) 

Please also note that checkout will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 4, following lunch.

Registration Details & Deadline

The registration deadline is May 1 (Registration Form and $75 conference fee). For more information and registration forms, please visit http://www.clockhousewriters.com

CWC Contact Information

Tricia Shepherd, Conference Coordinator Scheduler
Email: tricia.shepherd@clockhouse.net

Carolyn Locke, Conference Coordinator Registrar

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Keep writing,
The CWC Board of Stewards