Join us July 17-20 or August 7-10 for Colrain Online! We are excited to meet and work with you in this virtual format where we will all see and hear each other in an intimate way via Zoom–an easy-to-use technology that offers the same deep discussion, analysis and insights as our in-person interactions.

Our July Intensive and August Classic are open for enrollment now:

Upcoming Conferences

Bring us your manuscript-in-process, desire to work, and expect inspiring results. As one of our core faculty, Rusty Morrison, Editor and Publisher of Omnidawn, notes:

“I’m delighted to be a faculty member at the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference. Colrain’s format is unlike any other. At Colrain, the focus is on gaining tools to discern the most valuable trajectories in the manuscript (sometimes nascent, but always present, in the work itself). Exploring these trajectories is thrilling, as not only do poets gain insight into how to be the best editor-of-their-own work, they can open to how that mindset intersects with, and benefits from, their own generative /intuitive explorations. Colrain doesn’t tout its star power (though the Colrain faculty members are quite accomplished), rather it is a conference where the powerful brightness grows directly from the insights generated by the writers who bring their manuscripts to the conference. I feel lucky to be a part of it!”

From participants:

“I finally know the questions I am trying to ask and answer…If you get the chance, a Colrain is worth every penny and every bit of effort.”
–Joanne C., WA

“I am absolutely certain that the acceptance of my most recent publication is directly the result of the work I did in preparation for the Colrain Manuscript Conference, during Colrain, and after Colrain—along with the incredible support and advice I received there.”
–Robert F., MI

“I brought my second book manuscript to the Colrain Conference because I was stuck—it was not getting taken and I did not know what to do with it…I have been to many conferences post -MFA and this was by far the most useful, pointed, effective.
–Deborah B., NH

More from participants.

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