BFA in Creative Writing Blog

May 2018

New Sexuality Studies Concentration in Undergraduate Programs

Goddard College has launched a new Sexuality Studies Concentration within the Undergraduate Studies Program. Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field ranging from gender studies to biology, ethnic studies to public policy, and theology to economics. Founded by Drs. H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams and Zelaika Hepworth Clarke, we are the only sexological program specifically designed to […]

April 2018

Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program Announces Publication: Alchemy of the Word (2nd Edition)

Goddard College is pleased to announce the 2018 release of a new edition of Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing, published by GenPop Books. This anthology consists of thirty essays by faculty members in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. All were originally delivered as keynote or commencement addresses between 2000 and 2018. […]

March 2018

Goddard College and North American PEN Centers Partner for Creative Writing Scholarships

The Goddard College / PEN North America partnership provides one $10,000 scholarship to an MFA applicant in Creative Writing who is a member of PEN America, PEN Canada, or PEN Mexico. Additionally, North American PEN members who are admitted to Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, but who do not receive the Goddard/PEN North American […]

March 2017

Goddard faculty member Arisa White a Lambda Literary Award finalist

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Arisa White, a faculty member in Goddard’s BFA in Creative Writing Program, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her collection, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened (Augury, 2016), is one eight books nominated for the Lesbian Poetry prize. Lambda Literary, the nation’s oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing […]

October 2016

Goddard announces new PEN North American Centers partnership, scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College is pleased to announce a new $10,000 scholarship that will provide writers from anywhere in North America with a pathway to earning an MFA in Creative Writing. The Goddard/PEN North American Centers Scholarship expands upon the Goddard/PEN Center USA Scholarship, which was awarded to Erik Rodgers, a student in Goddard […]

Fall 2016 Newsletter

In the introduction to his stunning book of essays, Known and Strange Things, Teju Cole comments on how his journalism and essay writing have allowed him to explore his passions. He says, “Through the act of writing, I was able to find out what I knew…, what I was able to know, and where the […]

September 2016

Fall 2016 Commencement Address by Arisa White

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West Faculty member Arisa White delivered this commencement address to the Fall 2016 graduates of the Undergraduate Studies and BFA in Creative Writing programs on September 18th, 2016. Thank you to the graduating class for inviting me to be your commencement speaker. […]

October 2015

Fall 2015 Newsletter

GRADUATES Hats off to the eight marvelous writers who will leave the residency after graduation day. Be sure to take time to congratulate Andrew Fleming, Charity Goodrow, Ah-Keisha McCants, Jorn Otte, Yvonne Raphael, Kat Richardson, Christian Smith, and Megan Wenng. Thank you for the beauty that each of you has brought to us in your […]

Writing From Home

This blog post was prompted by the following question asked by alumna Kat Richardson (BFAW ’15): Q: [What are] the benefits of writing from home (which I’m not feeling right now)? The reason I chose Knox over Goddard initially was because I wanted the experience of living in the middle of all those resources. I […]

May 2014

BFAW Program Launches DUENDE Literary Journal

What is Duende? 1) “A sort of corkscrew that can get art into the sensibility of an audience…it climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet,” wrote poet Federico García Lorca in 1933, in “Theory and Play of the Duende.” 2) A new, all-online, national literary journal, produced by students in Goddard’s BFA […]