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 […]

Southern California booksellers honor Goddard faculty, author Sherri L. Smith

Goddard MFA faculty member Sherri L. Smith received the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s 2016 Middle Grade Award for The Toymaker’s Apprentice (Penguin/Random House, 2015), a “gorgeously imagined retelling of the Nutcracker.” SCIBA, as the group is known, is a non-profit trade association of independent booksellers, book wholesalers, publishers and other industry professionals located primarily […]

October 2016

October Achievements

Faculty:  MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin‘s poem “Eelgrass” was chosen for the Poem-a-Day project of the American Academy of Poets. MFAW-WA faculty member Aimee Liu had an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times. MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s middle grade novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, won the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Middle Grade. MFAW-VT faculty member Victoria Nelson gave a talk […]

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 […]