A Conference on the Mythopoetic Imagination

May 27 — June 4, 2017

Nobleboro, Maine - Camp Kieve

Join us in a revolution of the heart!

We will gather by a lake in Maine, and through poetry, storytelling, music, movement, and reflection we will continue the work of nourishing the soul and lifting the spirit.

Nostos: A Homecoming

Explore the Great Mother and New Father Conference 2017 theme.

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A bounty of poetry, mythology, music and friendship from all over the world.


We have reached registration capacity for the Great Mother and New Father Conference May 27—June 4, 2017. Please contact conveners@greatmotherconference.org to be placed on a waiting list.

Early Bird

Early Bird Registration fee includes lodging, meals, and Conference programs, May 27—June 4, 2017.

$975 Early Bird ends April 1. Let's Go


General Registration fee includes lodging, meals, and Conference programs, May 27—June 4, 2017.

$1025 Begins April 2, 2017 Let's Go

Youth Registration

The Great Mother and New Father Conference supports all members of the community. Youth Registration, for ages 5 to 18, includes lodging, meals and Conference programs, May 27—June 4, 2017.

$500 Add-on child registration for registered parent/guardian Sign Up

Work Study

Work Study applications are open to all members of the community. Work Study recipients save on registration by participating in service work that keeps the Conference running smoothly during the week.

$575 Deadline: March 1, 2017 Balance Due: May 1, 2017 Apply


Conference Scholarships are made possible by generous community donations. Scholars participate in service work in support of the art gallery and banquet celebration. Individuals who have not previously attended are eligible to apply.

$150 Deadline: March 1, 2017 Apply

Shuttle Service

Shuttle service is available from Portland International JetPort to Camp Kieve on Saturday, May 27, 2017 and from Camp Kieve to Portland International JetPort on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Reservations for shuttle service need to be made two weeks in advance.

$36 One-Way Reserve

Help Raise Matching Funds

“I can't tell you how much I enjoyed the experience of attending this year's Great Mother & New Father Conference. The connections I made; the personalities I met; the parts of myself I got acquainted with; the fears I was able to let go of . . . Thank you, thank you, for making the scholarships possible. I never would have been able to attend without financial assistance." - Sam Mansfield


The Crow's Nest

It’s all right if you grow your wings on the way down.