CWC&R Registration Opens Wednesday, February 15

Our thanks to Goddard’s Meg Hammod for this anniversary logo!

Registration  for the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat (CWC&R) opens on this Wednesday, February 15.   This year’s CWC&R will take place from July 3 – 7 on Goddard’s Plainfield, Vermont, campus.  As always, this conference and retreat will feature:

  •  Opening Plenary Panel
  • Stations of the Word
  • Writing Workshops
  • Individual, Quiet Writing Time
  • A “Life After Goddard” Session for the MFAW students and CWC&R participants
  • Visiting Writer and Visiting Professional Sessions
  • Preview Reading from the new volume of CLOCKHOUSE
  • Hosting of the MFAW program’s Closing Gathering

This year’s CWC&R will be particularly special, though, in that it will mark the 20th anniversary of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference itself, the alumni organization of Goddard College’a MFAW program.  In addition to CWC&R’s usual offerings, there will be an Appreciation Ceremony planned in conjunction with Goddard’s administration; a CLOCKHOUSE preview reading that celebrates the journal’s own fifth year; and a “Life After Goddard” session that focus on Clockhouse Writers’ Conference  history.
If you’re an alum of Goddard’s MFAW program–from either Plainfield or Port Townsend–please consider joining us!   Registration materials will be available on Wednesday at

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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