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.