In July 2012, Neely Cohen (BA HAS ’12) reached the final round of Food Network’s “Sweet Genius”– a dessert competition.
Neely and the other remaining contestants awaited instructions on what mystery ingredients they would need to include in their dessert stand-off. The winner of the challenge would get $10,000 and national recognition.
Complex thoughts distilled through plain diction, interactions with the natural world, and specificity of details can heighten imagery and evoke larger implications. This endeavor to make human connection through introspection, reflection and acute awareness of one’s environment is a prevalent style employed by many ancient Chinese poets. Within this seemingly simplistic approach, these masters arrived at discoveries, revelatory for themselves and the reader.
December was a big month for Goddard’s MFAW program with our alumni and faculty earning major kudos in the professional world!
By Mary Sui Yee Wong, IBA Faculty
INTERsectionS was an interdisciplinary student exhibition that endeavored to invite cross-pollination, open conversation and dynamic exchange between creators and their community.
An important aspect of Expressive Arts Workshops at Psychology and Counseling residencies is the fact that many are created and led by students.
Here, student Tanya Sapula tells the story of her experience leading a workshop at the Fall 2012 Residency:
Art is the ultimate practice of being vulnerable.
With November recently behind us, writers across America are slumped over their keyboards, having endured another NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, in which the name of the game is cranking out as many pages of one’s novel as possible in thirty days. Years ago when I first heard about this month of extreme page production I thought it was a fine idea. Anything that urges writers to commit themselves to their novels is a good thing, right?