June 2017

June Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries gave three talks in Sofia, Bulgaria.  He presented “Stumbling over History:  Aktion T4 and the Holocaust” at Shalom Bulgaria and “Disability History and Disability Rights in the United States” and “Extraordinary Bodies:  Disability Representation in Literature, Film, Visual Art, and Performance” at Sofia University. The talks were sponsored by the Bulgarian […]

May 2017

May Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-WA faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom‘s novel Three Apples Fell from Heaven will be adapted by Motorcycle Diaries writer José Rivera and directed by Shekhar Kapur.  This will be the first film from Disruptive Narrative, a new social justice storytelling production  which launched at Cannes as part of the Refugee Voices in Film day. This summer, MFAW-VT […]

Nicole Emma Meistrich receives 2017 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Goddard College is pleased to award the 2017 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship to Nicole Emma Meistrich of Boulder, Colo. Meistrich is an Advocate member of PEN America. She attended Warren Wilson College, but later earned a bachelor’s in sociology at Binghamton University. Meistrich is a technical coordinator at an IT consulting firm. […]

April 2017

April Achievements

Faculty: To kick off National Poetry Month, on April 2, MFAW program director Elena Georgiou was one of two featured poets at Poem City in Montpelier, VT. MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship.  Rogelio’s new play, Blind Date, will have its world premiere next season at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek‘s collaboration with Temple Grandin, The […]

Goddard faculty member Rogelio Martinez named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

PLAINFIELD, Vt. – Rogelio Martinez, a faculty member in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, has been named a 2017 Drama and Performing Art Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the 173 Guggenheim Fellows were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 […]

March 2017

March Achievements

Faculty: MFAW program director Elena Georgiou‘s short story collection, The Immigrant’s Refrigerator, will be published by GenPop Books in October, 2017. MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s In the Gardens of Japan, a poem sequence, will be published by Garden Oak Press in August.  The poem sequence is important to the narrative of In the Province of the Gods, which will […]

February 2017

February Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-WA faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom‘s sixth novel, The Brick House, an illuminated book about a house where people go to dream, will be published in August by Awst Press. Her seventh novel, The New American, about a young Guatemalan-American college student, a “Dreamer,” who is deported to Guatemala and makes his way back home to California, will be […]

January 2017

January Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Michael Klein‘s poem, “Beginners,” was chosen as the Poem-of-the-day by the American Academy of Poets on January 29. MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was interviewed for the show Out in the Open with Piya Chattopadhyay on CBC Radio, called “What Moms Can’t Say.”  MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates co-organized #WRITERS RESIST: Listening to Our Histories on Martin Luther King Day […]

December 2016

December Achievements

Faculty: The independent film Day of Days, co-written by MFAW-VT ​faculty member Kyle Bass, received its world premiere at the 11th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF).   The two-character drama stars veteran Hollywood actor Tom Skerritt (MASH, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, A River Runs Through It, Up in Smoke, the television series Picket Fences) […]

November 2016

November Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez‘s play Ping Pong, has been published by Broadway Play Publishing.  Also, Rogelio’s new play Blind Date was  part of this year’s Colorado Play Summit at the Denver Theater Center. MFAW-WA faculty member Kennan Norris‘s essay, “Post-Mortem Morning: Oakland and the Remains of the Left,” was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. Scholastic’s […]