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  • The Arsenal of Beauty

    The Arsenal of Beauty

    Name: The Institute for the Appreciation of Beauty in Ordinary Things Founded: 9.24.17 Founder: Elena Georgiou Mission: To build an Arsenal of Beauty to use in the War on Ugly. Funded by: Crowdsourced with donations of beauty and power by the General Public*READ MORE »
  • Bring in a Friend of Goddard

    Bring in a Friend of Goddard

    by Lucy Turner Next summer it will be twenty years since I first set foot on Goddard’s campus as a new MFAW student. I thought I was signing up for a two-year experience that would yield both a terminal degreeREAD MORE »
  • Question Authority

    Question Authority

    The link between a sense of purpose, the military, absent fathers, religious fundamentalism, and even prison, seems to me to be a sort of human need for authority...READ MORE »
  • Save the Dates!

    Save the Dates!

    CWC Is Pleased to Announce The Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat in will take place in Port Townsend from February 16 – 19, 2018.  Registration for this C&R will be open from October 15, 2017 – January 15, 2018; andREAD MORE »


27sep6:00 pm7:00 pmGoddard 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.


07oct10:00 am4:00 pmDiscover Goddard DayDisCo Day! Find out if Goddard is right for you.

10oct5:30 pm7:00 pmGoddard MFA Information MeetingFaculty member and award-winning playwright Deborah Brevoort will discuss Goddard College’s nationally recognized low-residency MFA program in creative writing.

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  • In The New York Times, Goddard Faculty Member, Kenny Fries asks: “What Kind of Society Do We Want to Be?

    In The New York Times, Goddard Faculty Member, Kenny Fries asks: “What Kind of Society Do We Want to Be?

    Online today at The New York Times, Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries asks:  “What kind of society do we want to be?” In “The Nazis’ First Victims Were the Disabled,” Kenny Fries writes about the echoes of the extermination of the “unfit”
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Bhanu Kapil’s Poem in The Guardian

    Goddard MFA Faculty Bhanu Kapil’s Poem in The Guardian

    Goddard MFA faculty member Bhanu Kapil‘s “Poem Dictated to Eric Trump at 3.46am After a Marathon Video Binge of Twilight and its Two Sequels” was included in the The Guardian‘s 21 poems that Donald Trump might like to see at the base
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s Plays Published

    Goddard MFA Faculty Deborah Brevoort’s Plays Published

    Goddard MFA faculty member Deborah Brevoort‘s  two comedies, The Poetry of Pizza and The Velvet Weapon, have been published by No Passport Press. In both plays, Deborah Brevoort shows her keen eye for comedy.  The Poetry of Pizza is a trans-cultural romantic comedy
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Kenny Fries Remembers Hiroshima

    Goddard MFA Faculty Kenny Fries Remembers Hiroshima

    The Progressive has published Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries‘s “A Healing Tree: Remembering Hiroshima” to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing.   “A Healing Tree” is adapted from an excerpt from his forthcoming book, In the Province of the Gods, which

“We are leaving our incredible faculty, brilliant talents themselves, who truly care about the likes of us, who utilize equal parts love and cattle prod…but we’re taking each other.”

Goddard MFA Graduate, Vermont, Jan. 2013

I yearned for creative freedom...My advisors at Goddard helped tailor my studies to my unique needs and interests, while at the same time stretching me beyond where I might have wandered on my own.

Mary Johnson, Goddard MFA alumna and author of An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year



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Matthew Quick, Goddard MFA alumnus, and bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and many other novels.

Goddard College is the only school I ever wanted to attend. It's a place where radical change is supported and encouraged; where commitment to creative discipline and social justice is expected. I know of no other institution where respect for the craft of writing is fostered with such joy or where dedication to intellectual rigor and curiosity are modeled by the faculty with so much respect for the student. I'm proud to be an alumna of this historically progressive institution. Goddard College changed my life.

Cara Hoffman, Goddard MFA alumna and author of the critically acclaimed novels So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You

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  • The Writer posted an update 3 months ago

    Go to the blog site and check out yesterday’s re-posting of one of our most popular posts this past year–Kenny Fries’ “What is wrong with this picture?”

  • MFAW student Ni’Ja Whitson’s world premiere performance piece–“A Meditation on Tongues” is written up in today’s New York Times.

    The choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson’s “A Meditation on Tongues” is a live adaptation of “Tongues Untied,”…[Read more]

  • MFAW-VT alumni Christian Peet’s Tarpaulin Sky Magazine (not his press) has just launched a post-election special. Here’s the link: https://tarpaulinsky.com/us-election-2016/

    This special includes MFAW faculty Jan Clausen and BFA faculty Arisa White.

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