Alexis Smith’s Second Novel Published

imgresWe’re happy to celebrate the publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt of Goddard MFA in Creative Writing alumna, and  recent Visiting Alumna, Alexis Smith‘s second novel, Marrow Island (Agented by Seth Fishman, of the Gernert Company, who coincidentally came to our Vermont residency last year.) In a starred review, Publisher’s Weekly said: “Smith’s story carries the same heft, descriptive nuance, and narrative spark that distinguished her debut, but this time, she more finely hones her characters’ emotional rhythm and atmospheric location to create a thoroughly eerie reading experience capped off with a startling conclusion.”  You can read the full review here.
In addition to this bit of good news, Alexis was asked by Publishers Weekly to recommend eight novels related to the idea of “Women in the Wild.”  For all of you who are looking for a great book to read, here’s your next reading list.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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