MFA in Creative Writing Blog

October 2018

PEN North American Centers Scholarships Now Open for Creative Writers

Goddard College is pleased to announce that applications are open for a $10,000 scholarship that will provide creative writers from anywhere in North America a pathway to earning a master’s degree in creative writing. The Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, now in its third year, is the result of a partnership between Goddard’s low-residency MFA in […]

July 2018

Congratulating 2018 Recipients of Goddard/PEN North American Scholarships

An additional $20,000 in Creative Writing Scholarships Awarded The Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program congratulates Steven Dunn, recipient of the $10,000 2018 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, and second-place $5,000 awardee Masha Sukovic. Ten additional scholarship candidates received Engaged Artist Awards of $2,000 each: PEN America members Amy Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron […]

May 2018

February, March and April Achievements

Faculty Deborah Brevoort has been invited to serve as a mentor to the Rainmaker musical theatre initiative in Kenya, a new program that is being led by Kenyan pop composer Eric Wainaina. The first workshop will be held in June in Naro Moru, Kenya. She will be joined by American composer Fred Carl and Roberta Levitow […]

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 […]

January 2018

December Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-WA faculty member ​Bhanu Kapil gave a talk at the British Columbia Nurses’ Union annual human rights and equity conference, in Vancouver. She spoke on themes related to foreign life and care.  Copies of Bhanu’s Schizophrene were distributed as door prizes by the organizers. MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries has six poems included in 12 Poetas:  Antologia de Neuvos […]

December 2017

November Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s recently published In the Province of the Gods was chosen by Passport Magazine as a Best Gift Book for 2017. Catapult published “Meeting MM:  On Friendship and Disability in Japan,” an adapted excerpt from the book. Another excerpt was published at Accessible Japan.  The Japan Times, Japan’s leading English language newspaper, […]

November 2017

October Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto presentated Imagining Hiroshima “That Day Now,” an interdisciplinary symposium on the effects of the atomic bomb on post WWII Japanese culture, celebrating Keiko Ogura, survivor and founder of the Hiroshima Interpreters for Peace.  The event was sponsored by the Japan Foundation and hosted at Syracuse University. ​MFAW-WA faculty member Victoria Nelson […]

October 2017

September Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-WA faculty member Bhanu Kapil was commissioned by The Guardian to re-write selected tweets by Donald Trump for an article, “Trump in 280.”  Bhanu is included in the Poetry Foundation‘s article, “DACA Rescinded & Poets Respond.”  Her work appears in three anthologies this fall:  Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers (Ohio State University Press); Atlantic Drift: an Anthology […]

September 2017

Goddard College Faculty Kenny Fries Featured in New York Times

Goddard College MFAW Faculty Kenny Fries‘s article “The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled” appeared in the New York Times and the Sunday Review (09/13/2017). Here is an excerpt: “I sit facing the young German neurologist, across a small table in a theater in Hamburg, Germany. I’m here giving one-on-one talks called “The Unenhanced: What […]