Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
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• Small Group Sessions with Editors & Publishers
• Publication Panel & Readings
• Outstanding Faculty

A total immersion conference for in-progress book-length and chapbook-length manuscripts that includes pre-conference assignments, editorial workshops, manuscript evaluation by editors and publishers, evening poetry readings, editorial Q&A, and publication strategy session. Award-winning faculty and presses include Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books), Jeff Shotts (Graywolf Press), Gabriel Fried (Persea Books), Peter Covino (Barrow Street), and poets Joan Houlihan, Frederick Marchant and Ellen Dore Watson. Held in Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington, and New Mexico. Next-level Intensives for previous attendees and for those with manuscripts close to publication (finalist, semi-finalist, publisher feedback, etc.) are held in January, March, August and November in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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About Us
Program Description
Intensive manuscript preparation workshops, in-depth poet/editor consultations and post-conference strategy session. Poetry readings, editorial panel Q&A, small group critiques.
Upcoming Events

Sep 19 - 22, 2014
Venue: Truchas Peaks Place, 1671 Highway 76, Truchas NM

Oct 24 - 27, 2014
Venue: White House Inn, 178 Route 9 East, Wilmington VT

Nov 21 - 24, 2014
Venue: The Brandt House, 29 Highland Avenue, Greenfield MA
Program Length
~4 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Poetry, Publishing
Founder Joan Houlihan; Frederick Marchant (Suffolk University); Ellen Dore Watson (Smith College); Martha Rhodes (Four Way Books); Jeffrey Shotts (Graywolf Press); Peter Covino (Barrow Street Press); Gabriel Fried (Persea Books)
U.S. Locations
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Truchas, New Mexico
Wilmington, Vermont
Whidbey Island, Washington
Global Locations
Year round
Joan Houlihan
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
c/o Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Phone: 978-897-0054