MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson’s New York Review Books edition of Robert Aickman’s story collection, Compulsory Games, with reviews in the New Yorker, Washington Post, and elsewhere, made the Lit Hub/Bookmarks “Best Reviewed Books of the Week” list. Robert Aickman (1914–1981) wrote eight collections of self-described “strange stories,” as well as the novel The Late Breakfasters and the posthumously published novella The Model. […]
After almost twenty years of teaching in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard, I am going to retire. When I first started working at Goddard, there was one campus only, in Vermont. I went to Plainfield, where I’d never been, and started to work with a bunch of people I’d never met before. […]
MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek will be moderating the Science and Story Cafe at this year’s World Science Festival. The Cafe, a daylong series of discussions with the authors of eight new books, will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at New York University’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. The programs are free and […]
We’re pleased to announce that Los Angeles Review of Books has posted a selection by Kenny Fries from the new edition of our Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty anthology, Alchemy of the Word. The book is available from the publisher website, GenPop Books or from Amazon. This is how it begins: “In the summer of […]
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s novel Shadow Child will be published on May 8th, and her book launch is May 10th in Brooklyn. All are invited! There will be light refreshments, celebration, and a special bonus: a chance to meet Hannah Tinti, bestselling author of The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley and founder of One Story magazine, who will be in conversation […]
Do you suppose Hannibal Lecter does his own laundry? It’s easy to see a white collar criminal doctor sending his whites out to be dry cleaned and pressed by an efficiently outsourced place with pink boxes. But I imagine, what with the blood stains and all, doing it himself is a better plan. So there he is in the basement—or, I guess he has one of those fancy laundry rooms on an upper floor with sunny yellow walls and a sign that says “Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat.”— sorting whites and red and pulling out the bleach and hoping it doesn’t ruin his favorite sweater…
As a disabled writer, for over two decades I’ve looked at how disability is represented in our literature. This interest has taken me across the globe, with a special focus in disability representation in Japan, and more recently in Germany. I’ve taught classes and given talks on disability representation at many universities and conferences in North America, Japan, and Europe.
MFAW-VT Faculty Member Douglas A. Martin will be read and talk with Andrew Durbin on “Queer Narratives & Methods” on Thursday, April 5th, for CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 9205, in New York City. The program starts at 6:30pm.
You asked for them: Those moving, inspiring, thought-provoking keynote and graduation lectures that you couldn’t stop thinking about. At the residencies for the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing program, “Can I get a copy of that?” is an even more common refrain than “Trust the process!” And now, they can be yours. Goddard College is […]