Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat

Clockhouse Writers' Conference Building

For over twenty years, the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat has supported MFA in Creative Writing alumni by offering writing time, thought-provoking workshops, a pre-publication reading of our national literary journal, and vibrant camaraderie within a welcoming community of writers.

Goddard MFA in Creative Writing alumni from Vermont and Port Townsend campuses are warmly invited to this annual conference and retreat each July and/or to its companion conference, the Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat, in Port Townsend each February. Registration opens October 15 for Lighthouse and February 15 for Clockhouse, and a nonrefundable $100 conference fee will hold your place. The conference fee also secures you a copy of CLOCKHOUSE, the national literary journal published in partnership with Goddard College. For more information, please see our web site,, or contact Lucy Turner, Lead Steward of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference, at

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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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