December 2012 Achievements
December was a big month for Goddard’s MFAW program with our alumni and faculty earning major kudos in the professional world!
This month The Silver Linings Playbook (shown at right), a Hollywood film based on Goddard alumnus (MFAW ’07) Matthew Quick’s thesis novel, was released by the Weinstein Company. Starring Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, The Silver Linings Playbook has won critical acclaim and is an Oscar contender. Kudos to Matthew!
Each year, United States Artists honor 50 of America’s finest artists with individual fellowship awards of $50,000 each. Goddard MFAW in Port Townsend faculty member Micheline Ahoronian Marcom was named one of the 2012 Fellows in Literature. Congratulations, Micheline!
Other program accomplishments include:
Jeanne Mackin‘s new novel, Lightfall, will be published by NAL in 2014. She has also been invited to give a workshop at the annual Historical Novel Society Conference in Florida, and is reviewing books for their journal.
Teresa Mei Chuc (MFAW ’12) had an interview about her new book, Red Thread, her Goddard thesis, posted online