The writers who teach in the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program have been published and produced internationally, and are recognized in their fields. They are active writers. Collectively, current and recent faculty members have published more than 150 books, had plays produced around the world, and won most of the major U.S. literary awards, a short list of which includes: the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Fulbright Scholarship, the Creative Capital Grant for Innovative Literature, the U.S. Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, the Lambda Literary Award, grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Book Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the World Fantasy Award, the New Dramatists’ Joe Callaway Award and Whitfield Cook Award, the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays’ Roger Stevens Award, the Drama-Logue Award, and the Greenwall Foundation’s Oscar Ruebhausen Commission, the Revson Fellow for the Future of New York City at Columbia University, Stonewall Award for Improving the Lives of Lesbians and Gays in the United States, American Library Association Book Award, and the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction, among many others.
Kyle Bass holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, where he studied playwriting with Tony award nominee Leslie Lee, Deborah Brevoort, and Mary Gallagher. Kyle’s full-length play Wind in the Field was a semi-finalist for the 2005 Princess Grace Playwriting award. His short plays have received readings at The Armory Square Playhouse in Syracuse, New York. In 2005, the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, New York, produced Kyle’s 10-minute play Fall/Out. In 1998, he received the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) fellowship in fiction writing. Kyle is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.