Since 1974, the Great Mother and New Father Conference has seen some of the most agile minds of poetry, mythology, and the wider arts wind through it, creating a robust container for a thriving community.

Through its rich history, the Conference has been honored to welcome such teachers as David Abram, Coleman Barks, Kate Barnes, Robert Bringhurst, Joseph Campbell, Carolyn Casey, Cornelius Eady, Jay Griffiths, Eliza Griswold, Terrance Hayes, James HIllman, Ed Hirsch, Jane Hirschfield, Galway Kinnell, Etheridge Knight, Jeanne LaCourt, Danusha Lameris, Li Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Ruefle, Martin Shaw, Betsy Sholl, William Stafford, Bianca Stone, Gioia Timpanelli, Eleanor Wilner, Marion Woodman, and more.