December 2017

December 2017 Community News and Events

Stefanie Batten Bland — 41 times. Image courtesy of the artist. 41 times International choreographic artist and current MFAIA-VT student, Stefanie Batten Bland reflects on themes of racial profiling, unity and healing. In 41 times, a full-company creation for TU Dance of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Batten Bland’s dance theatre work pays homage to the 1999 killing of […]

October 2017

Alumnus: William H. Macy Explores Roots in PBS Program

Check out Alumnus William H. Macy’s recent exploration of his family’s history in a recent episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots” https://www.pbs.org/video/episode-3-puritans-and-pioneers-dfypdx/

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

August 2017 Community News and Events

Top Left: The launch of Lutra, a rowboat built by Seitu Jones and MFAIA-WA students, with Goddard West Campus Director Joyce Gustafson and Stacy Dawson Stearns at the Fall 2011 Residency. Top Right: Students take Lutra out for a row during group advising with Seitu. Lower Left: Seitu prepares students for Lutra, with Hattie Mae Williams, Pat […]

July Achievements

Faculty: MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s In the Gardens of Japan, a poem sequence, has been published by Garden Oak Press.  The poems are a companion to In the Province of the Gods,  which will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in September. Alumni and students: MFAW-VT alumna Laurel Radzieski‘s first poetry collection, Red Mother, will be published […]

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 […]

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 […]

June 2017 Community News and Events

  Images courtesy of Storme Webber. Storme Webber at the Frye Museum Seattle-based interdisciplinary artist and alumna Storme Webber (MFAIA-WA ’14) will present a reimagining of her city through experimental memoir, archival photographs, poetry, social history, installation, and performance. Meeting at the confluence of First Nations and pre-Stonewall-working-class-LGBTQ cultures in Pioneer Square, Webber’s work valorizes the […]

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 […]

Theater of the Oppressed in the Psychology and Counseling Program by Alum John Eichenberger

A young man shook his head in shame and embarrassment. An offhand remark to a client had resulted in a rift in the therapeutic relationship. He wanted with all his being to repair it. Now, among peers, he explored the event. Not a single person said, “Well, this is what you should do.” No need. […]