As you’ll see from the following photos, it was a wonderful week!  If you were part of it, many thanks.  If you weren’t able to come this year, we hope you’ll consider joining us next year.    We’ll post those dates here and on the CWC website as soon as we have them!

 

 

CWC&R 2016 Group Photo
Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat 2016, Photo by Meg Hammond

 

 

 

CWC&R 2016 Plenary
Plenary Panel with Michelle Embree, Lucy Turner and Maggie Cleveland, Photo by Jeanne Cosmos

“In the Background,” was this year’s Plenary Panel topic.  Once again, three wonderful essays and a discussion that set the tone for the entire conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stations of the Word,” our first-morning tradition:

 

CWC&R Stations Photo 3
Wanda Pothier-Hill, Photo by Sam Sherman

 

 

CWC&R Stations Photo 1
Maggie Cleveland, Photo by Sam Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

CWC&R 2016 Stations Photo 5
Gail South, Photo by Sam Sherman

 

Sam Sherman herself, who created and facilitated this year's (and several past year's) Stations of the World. Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill
And Sam Sherman herself, who created and facilitated this year’s (and several past year’s) Stations of the World. Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill

 

Our evening readings:

 

CWC&R Reading Dave Wanda
David Waite Reading, Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill
CWC&R 2016 Reading Carolyn Wanda
Carolyn Locke, Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preview Reading from Clockhouse Volume 4

 

Cover Design by Keith Backhaus; photo "Peter Liveright '43 Leapfrogs Over Norman Van Gulden '47" from the Goddard College Archives
Cover Design by Keith Backhaus; photo “Peter Liveright ’43 Leapfrogs Over Norman Van Gulden ’47” from the Goddard College Archives

 

Late-into-the-night gatherings and conversation in the dorm lounge:

CWC&R Evening Chat, Gail South
Photo by Gail South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And maybe your seat next year?

Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill
Photo by Wanda Pothier-Hill,

 

The 2017 Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the CWC alumni organization, and plans are already in the works to make this a very special gathering.  The dates will be posted here and on the CWC website as soon as they’re available.

 

With thanks to all, and especially to the CWC&R Coordinators Lucy Turner and Carolyn Bardos,

Kathryn Cullen-DuPont, CWC Lead Steward

 

 

 

Memories of CWC&R 2016
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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 www.clockhousewriters.com or contact CWC's lead steward, Lucy Turner.
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