MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries has received a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to work on a book of essays on legacy. The working title of the book is Frida Kahlo’s Leg: Personal Essays on Disability, Role Models, and Representation.
MFAW-VT alum and former Visiting Alumni Writer Julia Bouwsma’s Work by Bloodlight won the Maine Literary Award for poetry. Work by Bloodlight, which began as Julia’s MFA creative thesis, was chosen by Linda Pastan for the Cider Press Review Prize and published by Cider Press Review. And, if that weren’t enough excitement, Midden, Julia’s second book of poems, was […]
MFAW-VT alumna Julia Bouswma’s first book of poems, Work by Bloodlight is a finalist for a Maine Book Award. The winners of the 2018 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a […]
Goddard College is pleased to congratulate Steven Dunn, recipient of the 2018 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, and second-place awardee Maša Sukovic. Ten additional scholarship candidates will receive Engaged Artist Awards of $2,000 each: PEN America members Amy Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron Estrada, Brian Jackson, Jo Manu Maltzman, Sarah Monahan, Jay Sheets, and Rachel Spalding; and PEN Canada member Magdalen Bowyer.
MFAW-VT Student–but just days away from turning into an alum–Ian August’s play INTERVIEWESE, is a winner of the Garry Marshall Theatre’s New Works Festival and will be getting a public reading on May 30th, directed by Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, Cougar Town). Ian will be going to L.A. for this one, so if any Goddard folks are in Los […]
The Firecracker Awards are given each year to celebrate the best of independent and self-published literature. This year, faculty members Kenny Fries and Douglas A. Martin are both nominated in the non-fiction category for their books, Acker a critical study of writer Kathy Acker by Douglas and In the Province of the Gods, a journey through Japan, by Kenny.
Rogelio Martinez, Goddard MFA Faculty Member, received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Rogelio was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba and arrived in the United States on the Mariel boatlift in 1980. As a Guggenheim Fellow, Martinez plans to return to Cuba for the first time since 1980 to research his newest play. Directly affected by the Cold […]
Goddard MFA alumna Patty Flaherty (Pagan) announces a cash prize flash fiction contest from Spider Road Press. It’s their second annual contest. Spider Road Press publishes and promotes fiction by and/or about strong women. We believe that all brave, intelligent writing is literary, no matter what the subject matter. Writers, we invite you to embrace precision. Readers, we encourage you to stretch your imagination. Full details on our cash prize in this press release.
by Brianna Johnson As my degree was conferred, I felt/I understood a quantum shift. The first, or first perceived, of a series of seemingly religious experiences. Saints and colors and relics and snags of bone. I spoke about bravery. And then, I found myself in a desert. Eight months out of Goddard and three months […]