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 […]

September Achievements

Faculty: “Takimi-no-chaya, Rikugien,” the seventh of eight poems in MFAW- VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s “In the Gardens of Japan” cycle set by Japanese composer Kumiko Takahashi had its world premiere on September 16 as part of “The Traditional in the Contemporary — Ninety Years of Japanese Compositions,” at Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii – Manoa, in Honolulu.  […]

August 2016

August Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil‘s July Commencement Speech, which was posted on the MFAW blog, was featured on Literary Hub: The Best of the Internet.  Read her speech here. MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates read “from Orlando: Make Beautiful in Maine” at The Cannery in South Penobscott, Maine.  Bea also participated in the event sponsored by Reversing Falls Sanctuary, in collaboration with the Acadia […]

July 2016

July Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin read from his novel Branwell and discussed the construction of historical characters with OUT magazine editor Aaron Hicklin at One Grand Books, a store whose inventory is curated by various folks selecting the 10 books they’d take with them to a deserted island.  You can read an interview with Douglas on […]

Goddard Poets in the House in July

Goddard MFA alumna Teresa Mei Chuc writes, “If you’re in NYC on Sat., July 30th, I hope you can join us for a poetry reading at Poets House. Several Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing alumni will be there: Drew Dillhunt (Port Townsend, WA), David Giver (Plainfield, VT), Susan Deer Cloud (Plainfield, VT) and Teresa Mei Chuc (Plainfield, VT). Drew, Susan, David and […]

June 2016

June Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort was a Featured Artist at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska.  The MFAW program has a new libretto writing degree concentration. Read Deborah’s take on writing an updated libretto for a Mozart opera on the program blog. Alumni and Students: MFAW-VT student Anaïs Mitchell received a beautiful review,“Anaïs Mitchell Hopes to Change the World […]

May 2016

May Achievements

Alumni and Students: MFAW-WA alumna Katharine English’s memoir  Salvation: A Judge’s Memoir of a Mormon Childhood is now available. MFAW-VT Student Lucy Snyder’s fiction collection While The Black Stars Burn won a Bram Stoker Award. MFAW-VT student Christine Kalafus was the keynote speaker for Day Kimball Hospital’s National Nurses Week dinner: “Behind You All the Way,” where the theme of […]

April 2016

April Achievements

FACULTY: Vermont MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s opera EMBEDDED, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and written with composer Patrick Soluri, opens at the Ft. Worth Opera on April 24 and runs through May 3. Selections from Brevoort’s Holocaust opera STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, written with composer Gerald Cohen, and one of the winners of the Frontiers competition, […]

Bhanu Kapil: 30 Poets You Should Be Reading

In honor of National Poetry Month, MFAW faculty member Bhanu Kapil was featured yesterday at Lithub as one of “30 poets you should be reading.” Congratulations, Bhanu! And an added aside, we’re proud to say that of the 30 poets listed here, Eileen Myles, Claudia Rankine, Harryette Mullen and Amy King have all been Visiting […]

Goddard MFA faculty member named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow

Victoria Nelson, a member of the faculty in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2016. The Fellowship is often characterized as a “midcareer” award, and is intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the […]