The 20th annual Green Mountain Writers Conference was held from June 24 to July 28 at the lakeside Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, located in the Green Mountain National Forest. The program featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as one-on-one consultations, lectures, publishing discussions, and readings. The faculty included poets Justen Ahren, Major Jackson, and Verandah Porche; fiction writers Elizabeth Innes-Brown and Elizabeth Rosner; and creative nonfiction writers Chuck Clarino and Yvonne Daley. Tuition was $575 before May 15, 2017 and $625 thereafter. Lodging was not included; discounted rates were available at the Mountain Top Inn ($700 for four nights in a private room, which includes breakfast and lunch) and at area hotels and inns. A nonrefundable $75 deposit was due within one week of registration; the balance was due by June 15, 2017. Visit the website for more information.
Green Mountain Writer’s Conference, 47 Hazel Street, Rutland, VT 05701. (802) 236-6133. Yvonne Daley, Director.