MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin‘s poem “Eelgrass” was chosen for the Poem-a-Day project of the American Academy of Poets.
MFAW-WA faculty member Aimee Liu had an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times.
MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s middle grade novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, won the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Middle Grade.
MFAW-VT faculty member Victoria Nelson gave a talk on the critic Walter Benjamin at Birkbeck College, University of London, and on October 30 she presented “Brightness Visible: The Surprising Spirituality of the 21st Century Gothic” at the chapel of Brompton Cemetery, London.
MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries gave two talks as part of the “Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge, No. 19” in Hamburg, Germany. The theme of the event was “The Extraordinary Ordinary: Disability, Techno-Bodies , and the Question of Autonomy.”
MFAW-WA faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom, along with four additional talented artists and writers, for the past year and a half has been working on The New American Story Project, a digital oral history project recording the stories of children who have fled violence in Central America and have come to the U.S. as refugees. The launch party was held on October at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Alumni and Students:
Kita Mehaffy‘s (MFAW-VT ’15) short play Civilization (a comedic commentary on gun control through the vehicle of a time traveling Billy the Kid) will be produced in Santa Fe by Ironweed Productions.
Lucy Snyder‘s (MFAW-VT ’16) story, “Along The Scenic Route” is in the anthology X-Files: Secret Agendas from IDW Publishing.
Cara Hoffman (MFAW-VT ’09) has been offered a Visiting Professor position at Stonecoast MFA program at University of Southern Maine.
Ian August‘s (MFAW-VT student) short play, Queens of the Realm, was published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2016, and two monologues from his full-length play The Goldilocks Zone were published in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2016–both published by Smith and Kraus.