MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto presentated Imagining Hiroshima “That Day Now,” an interdisciplinary symposium on the effects of the atomic bomb on post WWII Japanese culture, celebrating Keiko Ogura, survivor and founder of the Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace. The event was sponsored by the Japan Foundation and hosted at Syracuse University.
MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson spoke at the British Library‘s celebration marking their acquisition of the papers of the writer of “strange stories” Robert Aickman. Victoria edited and wrote the introduction to the New York Review of Books collection of Aickman stories, Compulsory Games, which will be published in May 2018.
MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s recently published In the Province of the Gods was chosen as book of the month by the A Plus Book Club. He was interviewed (Facebook Live) by the A Plus Book Club team, as well as by well known disability diplomat/activist Judy Heumann on The Heumann Perspective. Kenny was also interviewed by Debbie Milllman for the Design Matters podcast, was featured writer at the Ocean State Writing Conference, the Twin Cities Book Festival in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX. He also gave a workshop on creative entrepreneurship for Gemini Ink in San Antonio, TX. Kenny was Visiting Scribe for the Jewish Book Council, for which he wrote “The Nazi Trifecta” and “Love as Freedom, Love as Separation in Japanese and Jewish Tales.”
MFAW-WA faculty memberKeenan Norris published “Born by the River” for litforlife.com. Keenan was also nominated by Connotation Press for Sundress Best of the Net 2017 (creative non-fiction for “To the Chi”).
Alumni and Students:
MFAW-VT student Patrice Gerideau presented her one-woman show, Thank You for Sharing, in Washington, DC.
Carolyn Bardos, MFAW alum, has formed her own independent press, Stone Hole Press.
The press’s first book, The Bunny Suit and Other Stories, is by another Goddard alum, Carolyn Michaels Kerr.