Visiting Writers Series

January 2017

Visiting Writer Dinaw Mengestu

Monday, January 9, 2017, 7pm in the Haybarn  (Reading, Q &A, Book signing and Reception). ​Dinaw ​Mengestu came to the United States with his family from Ethiopia at the age of two. Since earning his M.F.A. at Columbia University in 2005, he has published three novels, all of them New York Times Notable Books, including The Beautiful […]

Visiting Writer Kevin Sampsell

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Port Townsend, Washington. Kevin Sampsell is an American writer living in Portland, Oregon. He has worked at Powell’s Book Store since 1998 as an events coordinator and the head of the small press section.  His memoir, A Common Pornography, was published by Harper Perennial in January 2010. Tin House published his novel, This Is Between Us (2013), about a man […]

January 2015

Award-Winning Author Ruth Ozeki Visits Goddard College

Part of the MFA in Creative Writing Program Visiting Writer Series Plainfield, Vt. –Goddard College today announced novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki will be the visiting writer for its MFA in Creative Writing Program’s spring 2015 residency in Vermont. Ozeki’s first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been […]

September 2014

Todd Haynes

Writer, Director and Producer Todd Haynes has received numerous honors for directing and writing all of his films.  “Far From Heaven” garnered Academy Award, Golden Globe and WGA nominations for Best Screenplay as well as nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, European Film Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Satellite Awards, and the Venice […]

Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris, one of the country’s most exciting and popular spoken word poets, has worked steadily over the last decade to redefine the limits of what poetry, and a poet, can be. While she is the author of two poetry collections—Intermission and Chap-T-her Won—and has been anthologized in a host of literary volumes, an important part of […]

Frances McCue

Frances McCue, artistic director and co-founder of Richard Hugo House, is a poet, art reviewer, essayist, teacher and an arts instigator. Frances was a winner of the Barnard New Women Poets Prize in 1992, and her book, The Stenographer’s Breakfast, was published by Beacon Press. She has published in magazines fromMS to Poetry Northwest. Frances has an M.F.A […]

Mark Doty

Mark Doty, the only American poet to have won Great Britain’s T. S. Eliot Prize, is the author of seven books of poems, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (2008, Harper). The first, Turtle, Swan,appeared in 1987. His third collection, My Alexandria (1993), received both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. […]

Betsy Amster

Betsy Amster is president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, a literary agency in Portland.  Before opening her agency in 1992, she spent ten years as an editor at Pantheon and Vintage. She has been described in the L.A. Times as “a dogged prospector of…literary talent” and celebrated in a profile in the American Society of […]

Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick earned his BA through La Salle University and his MFA through Goddard College. His debut novel The Silver Linings Playbook (Sarah Crichton Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was lauded by People, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Publishers Weekly, and others. The movie rights for The Silver Linings Playbook have been optioned by The Weinstein Company, […]

Susan Jonas

Susan Jonas is a relentless dramaturg, by day masquerading as a civil servant or arts analyst in the Theatre Program at the New York State Council on the Arts, where she apologizes for not being able to give bigger grants to worthy artistic organizations. She also teaches at whatever university will have her– most recently […]