"Thank you for everything; what a wonderfully provocative weekend! I have attended many many conferences and workshops while lurking through the swamps of arranging a manuscript, and the revelations of the time at Colrain were the most concrete realizations I have had in the past few years of this work. Thank you for providing the structure and guidance to allow epiphany."
—M. Hasemann, NY
Captain Whidbey Inn | Whidbey Island, WA September 23 – 26, 2016
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to this retreat located in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve on the shore of Whidbey Island's Penn Cove, where they will meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors Rusty Morrison (Co-founder/Publisher Omnidawn Press); Fred Marchant (Professor Emeritus, Suffolk University); Jeff Shotts (Executive Editor, Graywolf Press); and Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University).
All poets with an in-progress or completed book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
Old Mill Inn| Hatfield, MA
November 11 – 14, 2016
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscript to The Old Mill Inn which sits on bank of the Mill River in Hatfield, and there they will work closely with poet and conference founder Joan Houlihan (Lesley University), Stephen Motika (Nightboat Books), Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books), and Ellen Dore Watson (Smith College).
All poets with an in-progress or complete book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
The Brandt House | Greenfield, MA
January 27 – 30, 2017
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 Peter Covino (Barrow Street Press).
Intensive open only to Colrain alums and/or finalist or semi-finalist in a book-length or chapbook manuscript competition or equivalent. Those with previous book publication also considered.
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