MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries has received a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts to work on a book of essays on legacy. The working title of the book is Frida Kahlo’s Leg: Personal Essays on Disability, Role Models,
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
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
The Firecracker Awards are given each year to celebrate the best of independent and self-published literature. This year, faculty members Kenny Fries and Douglas A. Martin are both nominated in the non-fiction category for their books, Acker a critical study of writer
Rogelio Martinez, Goddard MFA Faculty Member, received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. Rogelio was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba and arrived in the United States on the Mariel boatlift in 1980. As a Guggenheim Fellow, Martinez plans to return to Cuba for
Goddard MFA alumna Patty Flaherty (Pagan) announces a cash prize flash fiction contest from Spider Road Press. It’s their second annual contest. Spider Road Press publishes and promotes fiction by and/or about strong women. We believe that all brave, intelligent writing is literary, no matter what the subject matter. Writers, we invite you to embrace precision. Readers, we encourage you to stretch your imagination. Full details on our cash prize in this press release.
Clockhouse is pleased to announce its nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prize: “Confidentially Speaking,” by Donavon Davidson “Going to the Dentist with the Mantra Love and Devotion,” by Robert Vivian “I Know a Little,” by Michael Carroll “Little Red
MFAW-VT student Lucy Snyder’s recent nonfiction book (Shooting Yourself In The Head For Fun And Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide) and her short story collection (Soft Apocalypses) have both received Bram Stoker Award nominations.
by Brianna Johnson As my degree was conferred, I felt/I understood a quantum shift. The first, or first perceived, of a series of seemingly religious experiences. Saints and colors and relics and snags of bone. I spoke about bravery. And
Cara says, “Wooot!” What would you say if your second novel was made into a movie that won an award at Sundance? Read more about it, and about Cara, and find out where to see her this month (hint, at
FACULTY Ryan Boudinot‘s story “Readers and Writers,” originally published in Post Road and nominated for a Pushcart Prize, is a story of the month on the Committee Room. An interview with Ryan appears in the inaugural issue of online magazine