Register Now: Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat!

“Lighthouse” by John Loo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Back by popular demand! It’s time to register for the third annual Lighthouse Writers Conference and Retreat (LWC&R). At last year’s closing session, attendees unanimously clamored “more, more!” – so don’t be left out! Come together with Goddard writing colleagues and with your own writer-self to revitalize your work in the richness of Goddard’s Port Townsend writing community.
Haven’t written in a while? Working on a new writing project? Our conference will focus on writing, on literature, and on sustaining the writing process. Drawing on the familiar and nurturing environment of generative Port Townsend, we will immerse ourselves in community writing practices that echo our Goddard residency experience.
Dates: Fri. Feb. 16th through Mon., Feb. 19th, 2018
Location: Port Townsend, WA (Fort Worden campus of Goddard College)
Registration opens: Oct. 15th, 2017
Preliminary highlights:

  • Opening panel with LWC&R returning participants
  • Readings of your work
  • Writing retreat opportunities, both individual and community-based
  • MFA Alumni-presented workshops:
    • craft
    • study of specific authors’ work
    • experimental writing techniques
    • topics in fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and dramatic writing
  • A presentation of this year’s volume of CLOCKHOUSE, the national literary journal published by the CWC Alumni Association in partnership with Goddard College
  • A MFAW alumni-hosted reception
  • An alumni-organized evening salon

Registration information and forms will be available at on October 15, 2017.  Participants will make their own arrangements for meals and housing. There are on-campus meal options for purchase, and there may be on-campus housing options; query upon registration.
Whether you are an alum of Goddard’s MFAW program in Port Townsend, Washington or Plainfield, Vermont, you can’t afford to miss this exciting conference and retreat opportunity. Join us!
Registration for the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat (Goddard’s Plainfield, Vermont, campus, July 3 -7, 2017) will open on February 15, 2016. – needs editing by CWC&R coordinators

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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