April 2016

April Achievements

FACULTY: Vermont MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s opera EMBEDDED, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and written with composer Patrick Soluri, opens at the Ft. Worth Opera on April 24 and runs through May 3. Selections from Brevoort’s Holocaust opera STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, written with composer Gerald Cohen, and one of the winners of the Frontiers competition, […]

Bhanu Kapil: 30 Poets You Should Be Reading

In honor of National Poetry Month, MFAW faculty member Bhanu Kapil was featured yesterday at Lithub as one of “30 poets you should be reading.” Congratulations, Bhanu! And an added aside, we’re proud to say that of the 30 poets listed here, Eileen Myles, Claudia Rankine, Harryette Mullen and Amy King have all been Visiting […]

Goddard MFA faculty member named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

Victoria Nelson, a member of the faculty in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is often characterized as a “midcareer” award, and is intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the […]

March 2016

March Achievements

FACULTY: MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort was interviewed on WAMC’s Roundtable on March 11 about her play THE BLUE-SKY BOYS that opens at Capital Rep in Albany on March 15th. On March 18, MFA faculty member Kenny Fries will read from his work as part of the “Parahuman:  New Perspectives on Life with Technology” conference at the […]

Shabda Press featuring alumni books

Alumna Teresa Mei Chuc (MFAW ’12) founded Shabda Press in 2011, and has since published some Goddardites – Sayra Pinto (MFAW ’11), Susan Deer Cloud (MFAW ’11), and David Giver (MFAW ’11). David’s new book I Still Remember the Last Time You Held My Hand was just published and Susan’s second book published by Shabda Press is […]

Aimee Liu talks with Padma Lakshmi

On March 15, Port Townsend MFA faculty member Aimee Liu will interview Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi about her new book Love, Loss, and What We Ate. This vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a […]

Dawn Renee Jones wins 2015 Ruby Prize

Goddard MFA in Creative Writing alumna (’14) alumna Dawn Renee Jones is the winner of the Southern Rep Theatre’s 2015 Ruby Prize for her play, A Heap See. Named in honor of American activist Ruby Bridges, the Ruby Prize is presented annually to a woman playwright of color. As the Ruby Prize winner, Jones will receive a […]

February 2016

February Achievements

FACULTY: Port Townsend MFA faculty member Darrah Cloud’s play for young people, JOAN THE GIRL OF ARC, will be published in the March issue of Dramatics Magazine. Darrah is also producing the 6th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival for Half Moon Theatre which goes up March 11-13 at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, […]

Sherri L. Smith coming to AWP

One of our newest faculty members in Port Townsend, Sherri L. Smith, has written the article, Brown Girl Dreaming: Entering the Twilight Zone with Jacqueline Woodson and the Dalai Lama, which was  published by the National Book Foundation in celebration of Black History Month. Sherri will also be on two panels at the upcoming AWP in LA. […]

Deborah Brevoort Finalist for Opera Prize!

MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort has been named a finalist for the Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize with composer Patrick Soluri for their opera of Albert Nobbs. The competition, which is held by the Crane Opera Ensemble and the Crane School of Music seeks to encourage the creation of new opera works that explore themes related to tolerance, inclusion or diversity. Four finalists […]