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  • Notes from the Future by Deborah Brevoort

    Notes from the Future by Deborah Brevoort

    Get out your pens!  Head for the future by writing big!READ MORE »
  • My Mom Died and All I Got Was a Wet T-Shirt

    My Mom Died and All I Got Was a Wet T-Shirt

    My mom died three years ago and long before then, I knew I'd be writing about how it would all go down. Somehow, so did she. I was barely a teen, when after a particularly disturbing episode in our family's constant chaos, my mother jerked my elbow towards her oversized chest and through her teeth spat, "Don't you EVER write about this!!"READ MORE »
  • these words can’t wait for spell check

    these words can’t wait for spell check

    Sassafras Lowrey: these words can't wait for spell check (Word Count: 478)READ MORE »
  • Dear Books,

    Dear Books,

    Dear Books, From the moment my father gave me Go Tell It on the Mountain and told me, “Read this and you’ll know more about who I am,”  I knew one thing was inescapable:  I would need to read that book, get back to him about it, and keep on reading and reading—READ MORE »

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  • Thomas Griffin Chapbook Pre-Orders Now!!

    Thomas Griffin Chapbook Pre-Orders Now!!

    MFAW-VT alum Thomas Griffin’s chapbook of poetry All That Once Was You is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.  Preorders are now available.
  • Alchemy of the Word

    Alchemy of the Word

    You asked for them: Those moving, inspiring, thought-provoking keynote and graduation lectures that you couldn’t stop thinking about.  At the residencies for the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing program, “Can I get a copy of that?” is an even more
  • Beatrix Gates Will Be Guest Poet

    Beatrix Gates Will Be Guest Poet

    MFAW-WA faculty member Beatrix Gates will be the guest poet at Opera House Arts Voice2Voice Poetry Declamation Contest which is partnering with schools in Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Brooklin and Deer Isle/ Stonington on April 12th for the purpose of exposing middle school students to
  • MFAW-VT Alumna Kristen Ringman is a Lambda Literary Finalist

    MFAW-VT Alumna Kristen Ringman is a Lambda Literary Finalist

    MFAW-VT alumna Kristen Ringman’s book, I Stole You: Stories from the Fae, is a Lambda finalist in this year’s LGBTQ SF/F/Horror category.  Her Goddard thesis Makara was also a Lambda Finalist in Debut Fiction back in 2013. Kristen also just signed with literary agent, Jen Azantian,

“We are leaving our incredible faculty, brilliant talents themselves, who truly care about the likes of us, who utilize equal parts love and cattle prod…but we’re taking each other.”

Goddard MFA Graduate, Vermont, Jan. 2013

I yearned for creative freedom...My advisors at Goddard helped tailor my studies to my unique needs and interests, while at the same time stretching me beyond where I might have wandered on my own.

Mary Johnson, Goddard MFA alumna and author of An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

 

 

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Matthew Quick, Goddard MFA alumnus, and bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and many other novels.

Goddard College is the only school I ever wanted to attend. It's a place where radical change is supported and encouraged; where commitment to creative discipline and social justice is expected. I know of no other institution where respect for the craft of writing is fostered with such joy or where dedication to intellectual rigor and curiosity are modeled by the faculty with so much respect for the student. I'm proud to be an alumna of this historically progressive institution. Goddard College changed my life.

Cara Hoffman, Goddard MFA alumna and author of the critically acclaimed novels So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You

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  • Go to the blog site and check out yesterday’s re-posting of one of our most popular posts this past year–Kenny Fries’ “What is wrong with this picture?”

  • The Writer posted an update 1 year, 3 months ago

    MFAW student Ni’Ja Whitson’s world premiere performance piece–“A Meditation on Tongues” is written up in today’s New York Times.

    The choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson’s “A Meditation on Tongues” is a live adaptation of “Tongues Untied,”…[Read more]

  • The Writer posted an update 1 year, 5 months ago

    MFAW-VT alumni Christian Peet’s Tarpaulin Sky Magazine (not his press) has just launched a post-election special. Here’s the link: https://tarpaulinsky.com/us-election-2016/

    This special includes MFAW faculty Jan Clausen and BFA faculty Arisa White.

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Faculty of the Goddard MFA in Creative WritingGoddard Porches, Port Townsend, Washington, Program Site The writers who teach in the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program have been published and produced internationally, and are recognized in their fields. They are

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  The Writer in the World is a collaborative site for the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing community – faculty, alumni and students – to share their news and their thoughts. Here, you can hear about publications, awards, productions, retreats,

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