"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
Barred Owl Retreat | Leicester, Massachusetts
March 23, 2019
The Colrain One-Day Informational Retreat is designed for poets who wish to learn the basics of a poetry manuscript before applying to the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference and/or submitting to presses. Led by two seasoned Colrain poet-editors, Joan Houlihan and Fred Marchant .
Open to all poets wishing to learn the basics of the poetry manuscript.
The Arlington Inn, Arlington, Vermont
April 5 – April 8, 2019
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to the The Arlington Inn in Arlington, Vermont, a village estate built in 1847 that was later turned into a summer hotel. Here, in this beautiful setting, poets will work closely with conference founder Joan Houlihan, (Lesley University Low-Residency MFA Program), Gabriel Fried (Persea Books),Jennifer Militello (New England College), and Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books).
All poets with an in-progress or complete book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
Truchas Peaks Place | Truchas, New Mexico May 17 – 20, 2019
A select group of poets will bring their completed or in-progress manuscripts to this spacious, adobe style retreat with panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where they will meet and work with nationally known poets, publishers, and editors Rusty Morrison (Co-founder/Publisher Omnidawn Press); Hilda Raz (Editor, University of New Mexico Press); Joan Houlihan (Conference Founder / Lesley University); and Ellen Dore Watson (Smith College/Editor of Massachusetts Review).
All poets with an in-progress book-length or chapbook-length manuscript are welcome to apply.
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