Deborah Brevoort and Stephanie Salzman have been awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust for Crossing Over, their Amish Hip Hip musical. The trust was founded in 2001 to assist musical theatre writers launch new projects. The grant will help pay for a demo recording of the musical.
Jan Clausen has just published Part II of an interview about her recent book Veiled Spill: A Sequence.
Kenny Fries read with Czech disability/queer studies scholar Katerina Kolarova at the SchwulesMuseum in Berlin on July 10th, 2015.
This English-language event will be held on the eve of this year’s Mad & Disability Pride Parade and is also part of the program of the exhibition “Homosexualität_en” presented by the Deutsche Historische Museum and the Schwules Museum* Berlin from 26 June to 1 December 2015. The special exhibit, which can be seen in both museums, offers an overview of history, politics and culture of homosexual people.
Also, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fulbright Scholar Program has updated and reposted their story on MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries’s Fulbright in Japan. Kenny was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan during the 2006-06 academic year.
Also, Kenny’s poem, “To the Poet Whose Lover Has Died of AIDS,” has been reprinted online at The Good Men Project.
Finally, Rebecca Maskos’s interview with Kenny, which originally appeared in German in Mondkalb, has been translated into English by Stefan Mesch and published by Lambda Literary Review.
Beatrix Gates had two poems, “Seattle Layover” and “Above the Cloudfloor” published in Cultural Weekly in July 2015.
Susan Kim has been hired as the story editor on a new animated series at Nickelodeon called
Welcome to the Wayne.
Also, Brain Camp, the graphic novel by MFAW-VT faculty member Susan Kim wrote with her husband/occasional writing partner Laurence, was re-released as a mass market paperback by Macmillan’s Square Fish Books on June 16.
Michael Klein gave readings in June with Toby Olson and Melanie Braverman at AMP Gallery in Provincetown and, with Andrea Cohen at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in August.
Students & Alumni
Loba Azul’s poem, “Family Tree” has just been published in the special women’s land issue of Sinister Wisdom. Also, her essay, “Fire and Brimstone: Finding the Divine in Violence” is being published in UU World.
Christine Kalafus’s essay, “Confessions of a Make-Up Addict,” has been published in The Woven Tale Press, an online journal, and will also appear in their end-of-year print issue.
Liz Kellebrew’s short story “Holes,” was published by Section 8 Magazine.
Shawn Laplante and Carlos F. Mason Wehby’s children’s book, Moose on the Loose was featured on WDRB-TV, Louisville, KY. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the book will benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.
Lucy Snyder has an interview posted in the June issue of Nightmare magazine.
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams has been named managing editor of The Next America, the rapidly expanding editorial venture from National Journal that explores the political, economic and social impacts of profound demographic and cultural changes facing the United States today.