“If the best of human creativity is rooted in the subconscious, and I believe it is, all art therefore shares at least a zip code with dreams — if not an actual street address. And I believe that subtext exists as a challenge to interpret and understand in a way that goes far beneath the surface – not unlike the idealized dream dictionary of my childhood.”
When I decided to “become” a “real writer,” the best advice I received was from prolific children’s author Bruce Coville. He said, “You should join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.” So I did. I went to their conference that summer—they hold a big one in Los Angeles every year for all levels, and a more professionally-oriented one in New York in the winter. I was a newcomer and the LA event was walking distance from my house, so how could I refuse?
MFAW-VT alumni Kyle Tijerina’s poem “para mi mujer pequeño,” was published in the online PRIDE edition of Cliterature Journal. Writer and performer for over three decades, queer poet and political theorist A Kyle (a pseudonym) began her writing career as a
Recent MFAW-WA graduate Jonathan Clarke has just published his MFAW thesis P.O.E.— available at Amazon.
As a disabled writer, for over two decades I’ve looked at how disability is represented in our literature. This interest has taken me across the globe, with a special focus in disability representation in Japan, and more recently in Germany. I’ve taught classes and given talks on disability representation at many universities and conferences in North America, Japan, and Europe.
MFAW-WA faculty member Rebecca Brown will read in Seattle this Saturday, March 31 at The Factory. Hot off the heels of THE YEAR, The Factory is back with its next night of performances with COUCH! 11 artists, 1 night, 1 couch.
Couldn’t join us this year? You were missed! The third annual Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat took place February 16th-19th, 2018 in Port Townsend, Washington. In lively and inspired workshop sessions, we studied puzzle logic and storytelling with Gestalt and
I once met a newly-retired cereal executive who asked me what I did for a living. I said I was a writer. He said, hey, what a coincidence, he was thinking of becoming a writer. “Hey, what a coincidence,” I
Clockhouse, the national literary journal published by the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference in partnership with Goddard College, is extremely pleased to announce the publication of Volume Five and to offer a few excerpts here. We hope you’ll visit the Clockhouse
Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries‘s In the Gardens of Japan was published by Garden Oak Press. The book includes drawings by Ian Jehle. In the Gardens of Japan is a companion to In the Province of the Gods, which will be published
Goddard MFAW faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto‘s novel, currently titled Shadow Child, will be published by Grand Central Publishing next year. American Book Award winner and National Book Critics Circle Finalist Rahna Reiko Rizzuto’s second novel, a suspenseful dual narrative about motherhood, sisterhood, and
Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program faculty member Michael Klein’s poem “Beginners” was chosen for the Poem-a-Day project of the American Academy of Poets. The poem appeared online yesterday (January 29) and can be read here. Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily
FACULTY Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton). Deborah Brevoort was invited in February