The above is a side note — a digression — because what I really want to discuss is how artists can use their art to invent a place that has long existed. Last night Netflix aired Springsteen on Broadway. This is what Springsteen had to say about the Jersey Shore. Before I quote The Boss let me warn you that there are expletives so please move on if you are uncomfortable…Read More
MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez’s play, BORN IN EAST BERLIN, will be workshopped...Read More
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...Read More
MFAW-VT faculty member Deborah Brevoort has been invited to serve as a mentor to the Rainmaker musical theatre initiative in Kenya, a new program that is being led by Kenyan pop composer Eric Wainaina. The first workshop will be...Read More
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....Read More
“It all just feels so… personal.”
N is a new student of mine, one who has worked in the theater industry for years, but never written a play before. He called me before our first week of class, and I could tell he was feeling intimidated by the process of playwriting. We discussed some exercises he could do and some of his favorite plays and playwrights, and I think I assuaged the majority of his concerns. His one lingering reservation:
“It’s just so personal.”Read More
Andy Hunter is the Publisher & COO of Catapult, the Publisher of Literary Hub, and co-founding Chairman of Electric Literature, Hunter and his teams at
Andy Hunter is the Publisher & COO of Catapult, the Publisher of Literary Hub, and co-founding Chairman of Electric Literature, Hunter and his teams at each organization are exploring literary culture, supporting digital innovation in storytelling, and expanding the community of writers, readers, and publishers.
Catapult, launched in 2016, has recently made headlines by publishing award-winning fiction and nonfiction of the highest literary caliber; it offers writing classes taught by acclaimed emerging and established writers, produces an award-winning daily online magazine of narrative nonfiction and fiction, and hosts an open online platform where writers can showcase their own writing, find resources, and get inspired. Catapult nurtures emerging writers by helping them better their craft, and supports more established writers by evenly sharing revenues from the classes they teach, and by paying to publish their work online. Catapult strives to be a successful business model for the future of independent publishing.
Andy will be on campus to talk to current students and alumni on July 13th. Stay tuned for more details!
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Award-winning poet and writer, Camille T. Dungy, will be joining the Port Townsend residency this summer. She will be giving a public reading on July 15th in the evening, with
Award-winning poet and writer, Camille T. Dungy, will be joining the Port Townsend residency this summer. She will be giving a public reading on July 15th in the evening, with a workshop the next morning open to current Goddard MFAW students and alumni. Join us for an evening of reading and conversation with this 2019 Guggenheim Fellow!
Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History. (W. W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award. Her other poetry collections are Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), winner of the American Book Award, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), finalist for PEN the Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as assistant editor on Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best American Travel Writing, 100 Best African American Poems, nearly 30 other anthologies, plus dozens of print and online venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, VQR, Guernica, and Poets.org. Other honors include two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, two NAACP Image Award nominations, two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and fellowships from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband and child.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
13aug5:30 pm7:00 pmAugust 13th Goddard MFA Zoom Information MeetingMeet Goddard College MFA in Creating Writing's program director Elena Georgiou and learn how our low-residency MFA program can help you develop your voice as a writer in the world.
Find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing on August 13th. Meet Program Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in
Find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing on August 13th. Meet Program Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in the country is still thriving and may be the best for you!
GODDARD HONORS YOUR VOICE, YOUR VISION, YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFE. OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY IS HERE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THE PROJECT YOU CAME TO WRITE. OUR RESIDENCIES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT OR DIVE DEEPLY INTO YOUR GENRE. NO LECTURES, NO REQUIRED TRACKS, NO ONE ELSE’S CANON.
Goddard’s model is ideal for people with commitments to family or work who choose to hone their writing skills at the same time. The Goddard MFA program enables you to tailor your study to any of a wide variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novel, and hybrid forms, and to learn from a diverse faculty of published authors. Goddard also offers playwriting, screenwriting, TV writing, and libretto writing from our Vermont campus, through one-on-one mentorship from working writers in the TV, theatre, film, and opera fields.
Goddard’s program takes place on two coasts: Port Townsend, WA in February and July, and Plainfield, VT in January and July.
To join the call, and find out more about Goddard, please RSVP to Admissions Counselor Rhonda Brace (email@example.com) and she will send you a Zoom meeting link to participate.
(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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