Vermont MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s opera EMBEDDED, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and written with composer Patrick Soluri, opens at the Ft. Worth Opera on April 24 and runs through May 3.
Selections from Brevoort’s Holocaust opera STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, written with composer Gerald Cohen, and one of the winners of the Frontiers competition, will be presented in the Frontiers Festival at Ft. Worth Opera on May 4th. For tickets: http://www.fwopera.org
Port Townsend MFA faculty member Beatrix Gates read as the featured Quest Artist-in-Residence in the Public Art Series sponsored by TD Bank during her time at Quest University in Squamish, BC where she taught “The Words to Say It: Poetry & Prose.” While in BC, she read in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor Poetry Slam at the Brackendale Art Gallery in Squamish, and she celebrated National Poetry Month with the Canadian League of Poets as part of “The Road Will Take You Anywhere” Reading at the Nanaimo Library where she joined MFAW graduate Ann Graham Walker.
Gates was also selected as the Lincoln Financial Fellow for 2015-2016 at the MacDowell Colony, a fellowship to support an artist from New Hampshire or northern New England. She has been awarded the Porter Brother’s Scholarship as poet-in-residence for the upcoming ArtWeek on Great Spruce Head Island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay for summer 2016.
Vermont MFA faculty member Michael Klein‘s new book, When I Was a Twin was reviewed in Publishers Weekly.
ALUMNI & STUDENTS:
MFA alumna Michelle Embree interviews alumnus (and Clockhouse journal editor) Keith Backhaus about his new book, I Dagger, from Empty City Press. Read the article here: Love Each Other & Destroy Culture: Keith Backhaus Talks To Me About Rituals, Writing, and Making Books.
Vermont MFA student Joe Norton has been accepted as a mentor for Horizon Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival (Atlanta) this June. The festival selects three MFA students from across the country to work with high school and college playwrights to develop their scripts for public readings at the theatre. He is very excited to be able to represent Goddard MFAW at the festival! (And so are we.)
Vermont MFA student Lucy Snyder‘s story “The Warlady’s Daughter” is in the new anthology Champions of Aetaltis.