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  • MFAW-VT Faculty Member Douglas A. Martin Interview

    MFAW-VT Faculty Member Douglas A. Martin Interview

    The Creative Independent, “a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people,” featured MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin in their Sunday Edition Interview. READ MORE »
  • The Thriller in the Shadows

    The Thriller in the Shadows

    After almost twenty years in the making, Rahna Reiko Rizzuto reflects on the many influences and the long process of bring a novel into the world. On Friday, this essay appeared on Lit Hub's Crime Reads. "My novel was sparked by a true crime, but it refused to become a thriller. Nearly two decades ago, a friend of mine was raped..."READ MORE »
  • Deadlines

    Deadlines

    One of the many reasons I envy Goddard students is that they have deadlines.READ MORE »
  • On Writing, Politics, and the Tarot

    On Writing, Politics, and the Tarot

    What do writing, politics and the Tarot have in common? On November 7th, 2017, I was elected Town Supervisor of Pine Plains, New York.READ MORE »

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  • Maine Book Award Finalist Julia Bouswma!

    Maine Book Award Finalist Julia Bouswma!

    MFAW-VT alumna Julia Bouswma’s first book of poems, Work by Bloodlight is a finalist for a Maine Book Award.  The winners of the 2018 Maine Literary Awards will be revealed live at a ceremony at SPACE Gallery in downtown Portland. Doors open
  • MFAW-VT Alumna Lizz Schumer in Ploughshares!

    MFAW-VT Alumna Lizz Schumer in Ploughshares!

    MFAW-VT alumna Lizz Schumer’s essay, “Communion in Disability Poetics” appears in the latest issue of Ploughshares. Here’s a glimpse: “Many disabled poets also ascribe to the social model of disability, which emphasizes that disability is not an inherent “defect,” but
  • MFAW-VT Student Sassafras Lowrey Essay Published in Catapult

    MFAW-VT Student Sassafras Lowrey Essay Published in Catapult

    MFAW-VT student Sassafras Lowrey’s personal essay “Lost Cause: On Estrangement and Chosen Family” is the featured story in Catapult’s literary journal. “Staying in contact with biological family no matter what they’ve done is a message beaten into us from every side.”
  • 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.

“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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  • 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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Faculty of the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program

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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