We regret to inform you that it has become necessary to cancel the Colgate Writers Conference scheduled for June 21–27, as restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to protect health and safety have made it impossible to conduct the conference as planned. Given the requirements of this specific conference — payment and manuscript deadlines quickly approaching, plus external faculty traveling to campus — this cancellation decision needed to be made early. Our plan is to stage the 2021 conference during the week of June 20–26 with much of the same fabulous slate of faculty, shop talkers, and staff. Accepted applicants will not have to reapply again next spring. Refunds of deposits and other payments made for this year will be issued in the coming days.


Please call, write, or email the conference staff for more information.


Office of Conference Services and Summer Programs
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398