Clockhouse Writers and Goddard publish 2nd volume of ‘Clockhouse’


Clockhouse features award-winning writers Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, and Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s interview of M.T. Anderson

PLAINFIELD, Vt.–Goddard College announced today the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference (CWC) – an alumni-run conference for graduates of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program – has published the second volume of Clockhouse, a national literary magazine featuring new short stories, interviews, essays, plays, and poems by award-winning writers and new literary voices.
This literary magazine, published by CWC in partnership with Goddard College, aims to stimulate discussion among its readers about what American society and culture should aspire to be.
“With this second volume, Clockhouse is now that discussion, a continuum of thought and conversation that we set out to create when we launched the publication last year,” said Julie Parent (MFAW ’05), Editor of Clockhouse.
“The graduates of Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program continue to do wonderful work in the world,” said Program Director Paul Selig. “Clockhouse is the most recent evidence of this — we are very excited about the affiliation of this remarkable journal with our program.”
Clockhouse’s mission statement is in step with the innovative, progressive history and vision of Goddard College:

Dare.  Risk.  Dream.  Share.  Ruminate.  How do we understand our place in the world, our responsibility to it and our responsibility to each other?  Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life—a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change.  Join in.

Writers in this issue have been honored with prizes, awards, and fellowships, including the Academy of American Poets’ Lavan Award, the Alpert Award, Guggeneheim Fellowship, Lortel Fellowship, Many Voices Project Award, National Book Award, Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, John Steinbeck Fiction Award, the Obie Award, and Whiting Writers Award.
The voices of twenty-seven writers, both emerging and critically acclaimed, are represented, including Elisabeth Frost, David Greenspan, Rinne Groff, Beth Kephart, Naomi Shihab Nye, Purvi Shah, Michelle Yasmine Valladares, recent Goddard graduate Shelly Weathers (MFAW ’13), and, in an interview conducted by Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Vermont YA author M.T. Anderson.
Clockhouse is now accepting submissions through December 1, 2014.  For submission guidelines or to purchase a copy of the current issue visit
About the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference
Founded in 1996, the CWC provides Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing alumni with the space and community to continue the writing practice they established at Goddard and have since brought to the world at large, and includes an ongoing way to contribute to and support the MFA program and its current students. More at
About Goddard College
Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing was the first of its kind in the nation, founded in 1976. Initially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, VT, Goddard College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first US college to offer low residency adult degree programs, and now offers accredited MA, MFA, BA, and BFA degree programs from the main campus in Plainfield, VT and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, WA. Goddard’s low residency model offers the best of on campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere.


Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Lead Steward of Clockhouse Writers’ Conference
and Publisher of Clockhouse
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Samantha Kolber,
Outreach Coordinator at Goddard College
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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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