President Kenny made opening remarks at the Appreciation Ceremony.
I had the great honor and pleasure of thanking all those who had been part of CWC’s first twenty years, and of extending special thanks to those who’d served in central ways.
Three of our Founders–Maureen Dunphy, Lucinda Garthwaite, and Chrystal Wing–were able to attend, and Maureen offered thoughts on behalf of the Founders.
Editorial Director Sarah Cedeño and Lead Drama Editor Edward Pinkowski led a Preview Reading of CLOCKHOUSE Volume Five, to be published later this month. (Cover Image, Mark Rice; Design, Julie Parent)
MFAW Program Director Elena Georgiou and the MFAW Program hosted the CWC Community, MFAW Faculty and Students, and Goddard College administrators and staff at a lovely Strawberry Celebration in the Manor House Garden.
Elena Georgiou Hosting the Strawberry & Cream Celebration
Tricia Shepherd, a past CWC&R Coordinator.
Yvonne Rutford and Sam Sherman, both past CWC&R Coordinators
Carolyn Bardos, a Coordinator of the 2017 CWC&R, chatting with a current MFAW student.
Carolyn Locke and Yvonne Wing, both past CWC&R Coordinators, with Founder Chrystal Wing.
2017 CWC&R Participants
2017 Co-Coordinator Carolyn Bardos with CWC&R participant Wanda Pothier-Hill, whom we thank for all these photographs!
Founder Maureen Dunphy with Lucy Turner, a 2017 Coordinator and, as of July 6, 2017, Lead Steward of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference.
In other news from the 20th Anniversary Celebration week, I stepped down as Lead Steward on July 6th, after the conclusion of festivities. It was of the greatest honors of my life to lead the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference through so much of its second decade, and I know that Lucy Turner–elected unanimously to succeed me–will do a wonderful job of leading CWC into its third decade. You’ll hear directly from Lucy in next week’s Writer in the World CWC posting but, for now, please join me in thanking Lucy and wishing her well in her new position: Her election is truly one more reason for all of us to celebrate!
With every good wish and, again and always, heartfelt thanks,
CWC is the alumni association of Goddard's MFAW Program. It holds the annual summer Clockhouse Writers' Conference & Retreat in Plainfield, Vermont, and the annual winter Lighthouse Conference & Retreat each winter. Its national literary journal CLOCKHOUSE is published in partnership with Goddard College and the MFAW Program. For more information, please visit www.clockhousewriters.com or contact CWC's lead steward, Lucy Turner.
Want to find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing? Now is the time; our application deadlines are approaching! On DECEMBER 4th, join our next virtual
Want to find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing? Now is the time; our application deadlines are approaching! On DECEMBER 4th, join our next virtual Zoom meeting with Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in the country is still thriving and may be the best for you.
GODDARD HONORS YOUR VOICE, YOUR VISION, YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFE. OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY IS HERE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THE PROJECT YOU CAME TO WRITE. OUR RESIDENCIES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT OR DIVE DEEPLY INTO YOUR GENRE. NO LECTURES, NO REQUIRED TRACKS, NO ONE ELSE’S CANON.
Goddard’s model is ideal for people with commitments to family or work who choose to hone their writing skills at the same time. The Goddard MFA program enables you to tailor your study to any of a wide variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novel, and hybrid forms, and to learn from a diverse faculty of published authors. Goddard also offers playwriting, screenwriting, TV writing, and libretto writing from our Vermont campus, through one-on-one mentorship from working writers in the TV, theatre, film, and opera fields.
Goddard’s program takes place on two coasts: Port Townsend, WA in February and July, and Plainfield, VT in January and July.