The Registration for the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat ends May 15, 2016!  While it’s true we that we do take late registration if space permits, please do email co-coordinator Carolyn Bardos at if you’re still thinking of joining us.

A Morning's Writing at the CWC Conference & Retreat, Photo: Heather Huddleston
A Morning’s Writing at the CWC Conference & Retreat,
Photo: Heather Huddleston

The conference occurs during the MFAW-VT residency and includes solitary time for writing; works-in-progress sessions to critique each other’s work; workshops run by you, our creative participants; evening readings and common-room gatherings; the unveiling of the new issue of Clockhouse, our alumni-run, national literary journal; and our hosting of the MFAW closing party. We also join the MFAW program for the presentation and Q&A of their visiting professional (this year, literary agent Kirby Kim) and for the reading of the Visiting Writer (this year, screenwriter Jeremy Pikser).

To learn more about CWC and the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat, and to download a registration form, please visit  We anticipate a wonderful gathering, and we sincerely hope that you’ll be a part of it!

– Kathryn Cullen-DuPont

The 2016 Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat will take place from June 27 through July 1 on Goddard College’s Plainfield, Vermont, campus. If you’re an alum of Goddard’s MFAW program–from either Plainfield or Port Townsend–please consider joining us! Registration forms are available here.


Last Call! Register Now for the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat
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CWC is the alumni association of Goddard's MFAW Program. It holds the annual summer Clockhouse Writers' Conference & Retreat in Plainfield, Vermont, and the annual winter Lighthouse Conference & Retreat each winter. Its national literary journal CLOCKHOUSE is published in partnership with Goddard College and the MFAW Program. For more information, please visit or contact CWC's lead steward, Lucy Turner.
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