May 2015

MFA Alumna Wins 2015 Donald Justice Poetry Prize

Congratulations to Pat Valdata (MFAW ’91) who, with Jeff Hardin, has won the Donald Justice Prize for poetry in 2015. Each will receive a $1,000 prize and their books will be published by West Chester University. The competition, for a book-length manuscript written primarily in form, was judged by poet Dick Davis. Valdata, adjunct associate […]

May 2014

March and April 2014 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s opera Die Fledermaus (aka The Polar Bat) was performed in April by the Anchorage Opera, and her backstage farce, The Velvet Weapon received a reading in the “Rhythm and Rebellion” series at the Wooly Mammoth Theater in Washington DC on April 20th. Jan Clausen‘s review of Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials […]

March 2014

January and February 2014 Achievements

Faculty Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton). Deborah Brevoort was invited in February to teach three playwriting workshops at the San Miguel Writer’s Conference in San Miguel de […]

January 2014

November and December 2013 Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort was inducted into the National Theatre Conference, an organization of theatre educators and professional theatre practitioners from around the US.  The NTC is a think tank, dedicated to addressing issues facing the American theatre.  She will also be in residence at  CAP 21 in New York City in January 2014 to further […]

November 2013

October 2013 Achievements

Students and Alumni Sarah Cedeno (MFAW ’14) was interviewed for The Missouri Review’s Working Writers Series. Emily Scott (MFAW ’12) had three of her poems published in the October 1, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3 of Spilt Infinitive, a digital literary magazine.  Trisha Winn (MFAW ’14) is a Finalist in Hippocampus Magazine’s Remember in November 2013 […]

October 2013

September 2013 Achievements

Students and Alumni: Carolyn Bardos (MFAW ’10) is producing a short play of Gary Garrison’s as part of an evening of short plays. The dates are:  Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Sun. Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m.  The place is:  The Arts Center of the […]

September 2013

August 2013 Achievements

Students and Alumni Charlie Bondhus’s (MFAW ’05) second poetry book, All the Heat We Could Carry, winner of the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, is now available for preorder. Tony Mena (MFAW) had an essay posted online by The New York Times.   Natalie Raymond (MFAW ’15) was interviewed by new online feminist […]

July 2013

July 2013 Achievements

Students and Alumni Kyle Bella (MFAW ’14) had an essay called “Queering racialized bodies,” which explores the relationship between the poetry of Akilah Oliver, Ronaldo Wilson, and the intersections of queer identity and race published online at the Jacket2. Donelle McGee (MFAW ’12) had two poems published in the summer issue of Brainchild Magazine. Tony […]

June 2013 Achievements

  Students and Alumni Maria Chaudhuri‘s (MFAW ’09) memoir, Beloved Strangers, which she started working on at Goddard, is due to be published by Bloomsbury UK in early 2014. Ron Heacock’s (MFAW ’13) story, “Inarguably Dead” is going to be published in the journal, Cease, Cows. Sarah Kishpaugh’s (MFAW ’14) essay, “Remembering Who You Are” appears […]

June 2013

May 2013 Achievements

Students and Alumni Summer Graef (MFAW ’14) took part in a literary event for Goddard’s Northwest writers in May at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, Washington. Justin Hall’s (MFAW ’14, pictured at left) book, No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT anthology published in 2013. Ron […]