Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat

Lighthouse Writers' Conference & Retreat, Point Wilson Lighthouse

The annual Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat (LWC&R) will take place February 15-18, 2019 in Port Townsend, Washington. If you’re an MFA in Creative Writing alum of either Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program in Port Townsend, or in Plainfield, Vermont, we hope you’ll join us!

At the Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat (LWC&R), you’ll be able to revitalize your own work amid the richness of Goddard’s Port Townsend writing community at Fort Worden, while developing strong connections with fellow alumni and Goddard writers.

Come connect with writing colleagues, and with your own writing self in familiar and generative Port Townsend! Our conference will focus on writing and literature, and on sustaining the writing process. We will immerse ourselves in new writing practices that echo our Goddard residency experience.”

Please register here.


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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