Award-Winning Author Ruth Ozeki Visits Goddard College

Part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Series

Ruth Ozeki
Ruth Ozeki

Plainfield, Vt. –Goddard College today announced novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki will be the visiting writer for its MFA in Creative Writing Program’s spring 2015 residency in Vermont.
Ozeki’s first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into eleven languages and published in fourteen countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time Being (2013), was the winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Fiction, the Independent Bookseller Week, Book of the Year, and the Medici Book Club Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Awards, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) Indies Choice Award for Fiction, among others.
Ozeki’s documentary and dramatic independent films, including “Halving the Bones,” have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country. She lives in British Columbia and New York City.
“Ruth is not only a gifted writer, but a committed activist, environmentalist and Buddhist nun,” said MFA in Creative Writing Program Director Paul Selig.  “She embraces storytelling in many forms, from the woven structures of her award-winning novels to her genre-bending ‘fictional documentary’ film; she has much to offer Goddard students no matter what genre they are working in,” he said.
Ruth Ozeki will give a public reading of her work on January 7th, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., in the Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield, Vt.  All are welcome to attend.

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About Goddard College
Initially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vt., Goddard College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs, and now offers accredited MA, MFA, BA, and BFA degree programs from the main campus in Plainfield, and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Wash. Goddard’s intensive, low-residency model offers the best of on-campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere.
 

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