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  • Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship 2018 Winner

    Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship 2018 Winner

    Goddard College is pleased to congratulate Steven Dunn, recipient of the 2018 Goddard/PEN North American Scholarship, and second-place awardee Maša Sukovic. Ten additional scholarship candidates will receive Engaged Artist Awards of $2,000 each: PEN America members Amy Barnes, Lisa Chambers, Will Duprey, Ron Estrada, Brian Jackson, Jo Manu Maltzman, Sarah Monahan, Jay Sheets, and Rachel Spalding; and PEN Canada member Magdalen Bowyer.
  • MFAW Faculty Member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s Book Launch!!

    MFAW Faculty Member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s Book Launch!!

    Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s novel Shadow Child will be published on May 8th, and her book launch is May 10th in Brooklyn.  All are invited!  There will be light refreshments, celebration, and a special bonus: a chance to meet Hannah Tinti, bestselling author of The Twelve
  • MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries Named 2019 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Literary Arts Fellow

    MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries Named 2019 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Literary Arts Fellow

    A Bellagio Center residency is considered one of the world’s most prestigious. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s
  • MFAW-VT Faculty Member Douglas A. Martin’s Book “Acker” and The Glowing Review!!

    MFAW-VT Faculty Member Douglas A. Martin’s Book “Acker” and The Glowing Review!!

    MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin’s book, Acker, is reviewed in this week’s New York Times Book Review. “Whether the reader is an Acker novice or an aficionado, seeing that insistently transgressive artist through Martin’s eyes offers new insights into her brilliance

“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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  • The Writer posted an update 11 months ago

    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, 4 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, 6 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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  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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