MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort was a Featured Artist at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska. The MFAW program has a new libretto writing degree concentration. Read Deborah’s take on writing an updated libretto for a Mozart opera on the program blog.
Alumni and Students:
MFAW-VT student Anaïs Mitchell received a beautiful review,“Anaïs Mitchell Hopes to Change the World With Her First Musical,” in the New York Times for her musical “Hadestown.”
MFAW-VT student Anne Boaden‘s mini-graphic novel, The Adventures of Captain Leatherneck in “Unexpected,” has been shortlisted for the 2016 Yeovil Literary Prize in the Writing Without Restrictions category. Winners will be announced in September/October.
MFAW-VT alumna Sheila Curran Bernard is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Playwriting/Screenwriting. Sheila’s award is a named collaborative fellowship—The Geri Ashur Screenwriting Award (established in 1984) in memory of Geraldine Ashur by her husband, Richard Brick, and her friends. Ms. Ashur, who died at age 37, graduated from Barnard College in 1968 and became a screenwriter, film editor, foreign language dubbing specialists, and documentary film director.
MFAW-VT alumna and recent Visiting Alum Alexis Smith‘s second novel, Marrow Island, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Alexis was also asked by Publishers Weekly to recommend eight novels related to the idea of “Women in the Wild.”
MFAW-WA alumna Mary Curtis‘s first collection of poetry, Between Rooms, has been published by Turning Point Press and is now available on Amazon.
MFAW-WA student Shana Turner has just had an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, We Are Not Angels, published in About Place Journal. The excerpt is called: “Spanish Moss.”
Carolyn M. Bardos (MFAW 2010) has founded a micro-press, The Horse You Rode In On Press. The Horse You Rode In On Press is in the process now of preparing for publication a collection of short fiction by Goddard MFAW alum (2010) Carolyn Kerr, titled The Bunny Suit and Other Stories. Release date: before Jan. 1, 2017.