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 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 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-VT Student–but just days away from turning into an alum–Ian August’s play INTERVIEWESE, is a winner of the Garry Marshall Theatre’s New Works Festival and will be getting a public reading on May 30th, directed by Carolyn Hennesy (General Hospital, Cougar Town). Ian will
MFAW-VT student Emma Meistrich has work published in Blue Agave Literary Journal
MFAW-WA student Lydia Valentine is the Assistant Director for a production of Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris. She is also the dramaturg for a staged reading that is pairing The Art of Remembering by Adina L. Ruskin and Mountain Language by Harold Pinter. Family, immigration, memory, and language
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,
Goddard MFAW student, choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson’s “A Meditation on Tongues” is a live adaptation of “Tongues Untied,” Marlon Riggs’s 1989 documentary about gay black men amid the AIDS crisis. An interdisciplinary piece about black and queer masculinity, this production, at the Abrons Arts Center, is a world premiere. (American Realness, Saturday through Monday)
NASA asked us what might this mission teach us about ourselves and our universe. NASA asked us how are we as a people are stretched and deepened by explorations beyond our Earthly home. And we have answered—collectively, surrealistically, idealistically. We are ready for our words to ride aboard the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft on its journey to the asteroid Bhanu/Bennu.
by Christine Kalafus Last spring I received an unexpected email from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of The Pitkin Review. It read: “I wanted to ask if you’d be interested in filling the position of Editor-in-Chief next semester.” I nearly
By Jon Ulrich This September will see the release of my first book, Winter in the Wilderness. It’s been a long time coming. Success in writing, I’ve found, takes three things: persistence, luck, and persistence. I feel like I’ve won
by Rose Marie Sabangan, MFA Candidate Graeme Gillis, Artistic Director at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), visited Goddard’s Plainfield campus on July 2, 2015. During a well-attended 3-hour exchange with MFA candidates in Dramatic Writing, Mr. Gillis presented and
Coming Soon: The Pitkin Review – Spring 2015 Edition Editor’s Note: Sex, death, war, and the unknown. Not only do writers write in the dark most of the time, we write about the dark: the shadows within and the night
Lucy Snyder was a participating author at the Ohioana Book Festival last week and and was on two panel discussions: “In Brief: Essays, Poems, and Short Stories” and “Publishing: Everything You Wanted to Know”. And her short story “Cthylla” was