MFAW-VT alum and former Visiting Alumni Writer Julia Bouwsma’s Work by Bloodlight won the Maine Literary Award for poetry. Work by Bloodlight, which began as Julia’s MFA creative thesis, was chosen by Linda Pastan for the Cider Press Review Prize and published by
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’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 Alum Justin Hall has an interview online at Lambda Literary. In 2006, Justin curated the art exhibition “No Straight Lines: Queer Culture in Comics” with Andrew Farago of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. This led to the 2012 book No Straight
Recent MFAW-VT Alum Anne Boaden’s essay, “Order Up” (a series of seven mini-essays) has been published by NELLE (Issue #1, 2018), the literary journal of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The issue is not yet on their website, but it
MFAW-VT alum Thomas Griffin’s chapbook of poetry All That Once Was You is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Preorders are now available.
MFAW-WA alumnus Charles Fairchild’s short story “Bedeviled” has been published by The Santa Clara Review. Congratulations, Charles!
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,
“Forgotten Kingdoms” touches on such themes as culture clash, the legacy of colonialism and competition among religions, but it is far from an issue play. Bold, often poignant and sometimes too leisurely, the work extends an appealingly personal and idiosyncratic vision, rich in telling detail. The title may reference forgetting, but the play often seems as clear and specific as a total-recall memory.
The Goddard College alumni planning committee invites you to an alumni-directed residency weekend to create emergent spaces to:
Gather, share and create in community,
Co-develop the Goddard College alumni association,
Foster personal/professional growth,
Organize opportunities to rise together and create a world that is socially and ecologically just,
Become a voice in the alumni community and be part of shaping Goddard’s future,
Cultivate and strengthen networks within the Goddard community, and
Actualizing the infinite possibilities of our collective identities.
Goddard College MFAW alumna Christine Kalafus: What happens when nothing happens has this practical, grown-up writer falling prey to childlike superstition. My jeans fit today with no evidence of muffin-top so clearly I will win Big Essay Contest! or My mother has called three times and I haven’t called her back; obviously Prominent Literary Magazines will say no. If my grown-up bargaining isn’t exactly like what I experienced as a kid, it feels unnervingly close. I am reminded that, whenever I wait for a subjective response, I’m in danger of handing someone else my self-esteem.
Sheila was awarded a named collaborative fellowship from NYFA: the Geri Ashur Screenwriting Award (established in 1984) in memory of Geraldine Ashur, for Playwriting/Screenwriting.
We’re happy to celebrate the publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt of Goddard MFA in Creative Writing alumna, and recent Visiting Alumna, Alexis Smith’s second novel, Marrow Island.
Goddard alumus John Hadden’s book Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me was published by Arcade Publishing. James Carroll, author of An American Requiem, says John’s book is “a poignant encounter” in which he “shows how the wounds of the past refuse to heal, and how acknowledging that truth can open into hard won wisdom — and even love.”
“Hadestown” began in Vermont, in 2006. “The original was a D.I.Y. theatre project,” Mitchell said. “It was a lot of, like, wild cabin-fever Vermont artists coming together, fringe people who have chosen this off-the-beaten-path life style—homesteading, chickens, stacking their own wood.”