News and Announcements

April 2018

Make Action Arts

Make Action Arts – Goddard hosts Radical Art-Making Event In May, Goddard College will host Make Action Arts for a radical art-making intensive. This Vermont-based group of artist activists has hosted successful art-making events in support of direct action campaigns in Vermont and New York, including a “bomb train” blockade in the Port of Albany […]

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. […]

Remembering Margo MacLeod

Margo MacLeod To the Goddard Community: I’m writing with the sad news of the passing of former Goddard faculty member and program director Margo MacLeod. Margo died peacefully among family and friends on April 2nd. Margo was a well-loved and respected member of our community. She lead the Indivualized BA and Individualized MA programs for […]

March 2018

Goddard launches new BFA in Socially Engaged Art

How can art engage communities to facilitate meaningful social change? The greatest potential of art today lies not in the “masterwork,” either as a luxury commodity or a durable monument of individual creative impulse, but in the deliberate co-creation of unique social circumstances and new possibilities for engagement. “Goddard College has a long history of […]

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 […]

February 2018

Successful Puerto Rico Benefit Concert in Haybarn Theatre

A star-cast benefit performance was held at the Goddard College Haybarn Theater on November 10. Performers included a number of local groups and individuals, as well as musicians from Puerto Rico and Central America. Also showcased was an original operatic composition by Goddard UGP2 faculty members Antonio Gonzales Walker and Otto Mueller. The benefit was […]

October 2017

Goddard President: Bob Kenny Joins AVIC Presidents in Statement Against DACA Revocation

  Two weeks ago Goddard College’s President Bob Kenny was one of seventeen College Presidents from AVIC (Association of Vermont Independent Colleges) to sign the “Statement on the Revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program”. This statement outlined the groups deep concern over the termination of the DACA program, and expressed their […]

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 […]

August 2017

Ronald and Belmont Pitkin receive posthumous Goddard Award for Excellence

PLAINFIELD, Vt. — Goddard College President Robert Kenny presented Ronald and Belmont Pitkin with the posthumous Goddard Award for Excellence during a public memorial service to celebrate Ronald Pitkin’s life on Saturday, Aug. 12, in the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard’s Plainfield Campus. The Goddard College Award for Excellence recognizes individuals who have given exceptional service […]

June 2017

Alumnus Kevin Rabas Appointed Kansas’ Poet Laureate

Kevin Rabas, who earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard in 2002, has been appointed to a two-year session as Kansas’ poet laureate. Kevin chairs the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism at Emporia State University, while also leading the Poetry and Playwriting tracks. He has seven books, including Lisa’s Flying Electric Piano, a Kansas […]