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The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference will be held from September 23 to September 26 at the Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island, Washington, and from November 11 to November 14 at the Old Mill Inn in Hatfield, Massachusetts. The conference features workshops of book-length poetry manuscripts with editors and publishers. The faculty for the September session includes poets Joan Houlihan and Fred Marchant, and publishers Rusty Morrison of Omnidawn Press and Jeff Shotts of Graywolf Press. The faculty for the November session includes poets Joan Houlihan and Ellen Doré Watson, and publishers Stephen Motika of Nightboat Books and Martha Rhodes of Four Way Books. The cost of each session, which includes lodging and meals, is $1,375. Using the online application system, submit three or four poems and a brief bio. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.
Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742. (978) 897-0054. Joan Houlihan, Director.