This is the original, one-of-a-kind, total immersion poetry manuscript conference. Faculty includes nationally-renowned poet-editors and publishers. Work with the best for the best results!
Our unique, realistic method of manuscript evaluation sets poets with a manuscript-in-progress on a path toward publication. Poets also get a look into the publication world and make important contacts with leading editors, teachers, and publishers.
"...undoubtedly the most profound poetry experience I’ve ever had. What I learned in forty-eight hours will be with me for years to come."
—Tracy Koretsky, Berkeley, CA
Truchas Peaks Place, New Mexico
September 19 – 22, 2014
A select group of poets will bring their manuscripts to this spacious house, newly constructed in the adobe style of the region, midway between Taos and Santa Fe, with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors. All poets with an in-progress book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
Conference Founder/Lesley University
University of New Mexico Press Poetry Series
White House Inn, Wilmington, Vermont
October 24 – 27, 2014
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to the White House Inn in Wilmington, Vermont. In a majestic Victorian estate set on the crest of a high, rolling hill surrounded by trees and formal flower gardens, they will work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors. All poets with an in-progress book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
Conference Founder / Lesley University
Barrow Street Press
Four Way Books
Ellen Doré Watson
The Brandt House, Greenfield, MA
November 21 – 24, 2014
A small (maximum 8), select group of poets will come to a turn-of-the-century Colonial revival estate, nestled in the pioneer valley of Western Massachusetts, and there they will work closely with poet and conference founder Joan Houlihan (Lesley University) and poet and publisher Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books).
Intensive open only to Colrain alums and/or finalist or semi-finalist in a manuscript competition or equivalent. Those with previous book publication also considered.
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