MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin read from his novel Branwell and discussed the construction of historical characters with OUT magazine editor Aaron Hicklin at One Grand Books, a store whose inventory is curated by various folks selecting the 10 books they’d take with them to a deserted island.  You can read an interview with Douglas on the program blog.
MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s book The Toymaker’s Apprentice is a finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s SCIBA Book Award in the Middle Grade category.  Read what Sherri says about the choices one makes in a writer’s life here .
MFAW-VT faculty member Kyle Bass has been appointed associate artistic director for Syracuse Stage. For the past nine seasons, Kyle has been a senior member of Syracuse Stage’s artistic staff serving most recently as resident dramaturg. As associate artistic director he will undertake a variety of artistic responsibilities including overseeing new play development for the theatre.  Kyle writes about measuring a story on the program blog.
Alumni and Students:
MFAW-WA student Jalyn Powell‘s short story “Heart Box” was produced on The Overcast podcast today.  The podcast is a Portland-based podcast for Science Fiction and Fantasy.  The file can be listened to directly on the website or downloaded for free.
MFAW-VT student Brad Bass performed  in a staged reading of his own work The Collins Boys: The Musical (Brad Bass, book and lyrics; Cari Kassel, music at the Metro Baptist Church  in NYC.
Liz Kellebrew (MFAW-WA ’15) has just published a short story from her Goddard thesis, “The Bee Charmer,” in the latest edition of The Coachella Review.
MFAW-VT alum John Hadden‘s (MFAW 03) book  Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me was published by Arcade Publishing and has received nice attention from both literary and political quarters.  John is also doing a solo performance derived from the book, playing both characters (short video clip on the website).  Among other things on his website, there’s an interview in Tupelo Quarterly, with former MFAW faculty member Eric Darton.

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