For the 20th Anniversary of its annual New PlayFest, Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend has invited Darrah Cloud, MFA in Creative Writing Faculty member, to be its guest playwright. Darrah will be teaching two workshops in addition to working on her new play, The Posthumous Democrat, which will be given two readings during that week.
Vermont Faculty member Kenny Fries has received a Fulbright (Germany, 2016-17), a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and a grant from the Ontario Arts Council to work on his book, Stumbling over History.
Port Townsend faculty member Victoria Nelson‘s review of Vladimir Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard appeared in the January 8 issue of The Times Literary Supplement of London.
Also, Victoria’s essay “Walter Benjamin and the Two Angels” is in the current issue of Raritan.
W.B (Bill) Belcher’s debut novel, Lay Down Your Weary Tune, which he began at Goddard, was released on January 26th from Other Press. Read about his process on The Writer in the World blog.
Congratulations to Vermont alumna Julie Bouwsma for winning the CPR Book Award, chosen by Linda Pastan.
Vermont MFA student Jarrett Mazza has two articles appearing on Sequart Magazine this month: The Days of EC: A Critical Examination of the Pulp Books of the Past and What They Can Teach Us About Our Future and Inside the Frontier: What Non-Comic Readers Can Learn From Reading The Star Trek Comics.
Port Townsend MFA student Jalyn Powell’s short story, Coffeehouse Christmas, was just published in Tiffin University’s The TU Review (January 2016, Winter Edition).
Vermont student Lucy Snyder‘s nonfiction article “An Exploration of Racism in Heart of Darkness” is in the January issue of Apex Magazine.
Excerpts from, and original articles for, Winter in the Wilderness, co-written by Vermont MFA student Jon Ulrich are now available in: Life in the Finger Lakes.

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