To kick off National Poetry Month, on April 2, MFAW program director Elena Georgiou was one of two featured poets at Poem City in Montpelier, VT.
MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Rogelio’s new play, Blind Date, will have its world premiere next season at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek‘s collaboration with Temple Grandin, The Autistic Brain, received a Wise Book Award for popular science writing published in Poland in 2016. Richard was in Kraków to attend the ceremony.
MFAW-WA faculty member Kennan Norris has a story in the newly released anthology Oakland Noir, which is part of the Akashic Books noir series.
MFAW-VT faculty member Jan Clausen‘s essay “Against Literary Nationalism,” which develops ideas from a recent Writer in the World blog post, has been published by Jacobin Magazine.
MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries presented “Extraordinary Bodies: Disability Representation in Literature, Film, and Photography” at the Aspects of American Culture teacher training conference in Jena, Germany. He also presented a preview of Stumbling over History, his current work-in-progress, at the 63rd Berlin Fulbright Seminar in Berlin.
Alums and Students:
MFAW-VT alumna Elizabeth Brown‘s debut picture book, Dancing through Fields of Color, a biography of abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler, will be published by Abrams in spring 2019. The book will be illustrated by Amy Sicuro.
MFAW-WA student Scott Morris‘s story “Escape From Delhi” was published on the blog of the Coachella Review. Scott has also two critical pieces forthcoming in next month’s print issue of Adelaide Literary Magazine, “Franzen’s Stylo-structural Debt to DFW” and “Exoticism and Eroticism in Paul Theroux’s ‘Monkey Hill.”
MFAW-VT alumna Kristen Ringman‘s I Stole You: Stories from the Fae, will be published by Handtype Press in July.
MFAW-VT alum Andy Pederson‘s play, written with Jayme McGhan, In The Soundless Awe, will be receiving its midwest premiere this June. The Saltbox Theatre Collective will be producing the play at The Prop Theater in Chicago. The play had its world premiere in New York City in 2015.