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  • Reflections from the Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat

    Reflections from the Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat

    Eight workshop sessions.  Thirteen alums.  One Faculty-Alumni dinner.  Four days of writing immersion (counting sleep).  Impromptu community gatherings at Taps Pub, at NCO House 334, in the Commons Café, and on the beach.  Poems and protest pieces and neo-myths and READ MORE »
  • How to Stop a Bullet

    How to Stop a Bullet

    MFAW faculty Rahna Reiko Rizzuto muses about the role of art in a society in crisis, and offers an exercise to take you beyond anger and fear, to sorrow and love. READ MORE »
  • Congratulations to the Newest MFAW Alumni!

    Congratulations to the Newest MFAW Alumni!

      On behalf of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference‘s Board of Stewards and the alumni community of the Goddard College MFAW program, I want to extend my congratulations and warmest welcome to those who’ve graduated in Port Townsend, Washington, during the READ MORE »
  • On Trump Protests: You Never Know What You’ll Get to Be Grateful For

    On Trump Protests: You Never Know What You’ll Get to Be Grateful For

    Goddard MFAW faculty Aimee Liu: “You never know what you’ll get to be grateful for.” That’s what Carolyn would have said, had she lived to see the waves of protests marching across America since Donald Trump’s inauguration. READ MORE »

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  • A Darrah Cloud, MFA Faculty, Premiere

    A Darrah Cloud, MFA Faculty, Premiere

    Darrah Cloud, Goddard MFA Faculty member, premieres Prairie Diary on February 14, 2017, at 7pm at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in NYC.  Soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida (aka the Ark Trio) will be presenting Love Resounding, 
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Michael Klein’s Poem “Beginners”

    Goddard MFA Faculty Michael Klein’s Poem “Beginners”

    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
  • REIKO RIZZUTO on CBC’s “Out in the Open”

    REIKO RIZZUTO on CBC’s “Out in the Open”

    MFAW-VT faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto was interviewed for the show Out in the Open with Piya Chattopadhyay on CBC Radio.  The episode was called “What Moms Can’t Say.” Hosted by Piya Chattopadhyay, Out in the Open tackles one timely subject each
  • Anne Bean Releases Comics

    Anne Bean Releases Comics

    Anne Bean, Goddard MFAW-WA alumna, has released four short run comics, two of which were scripts from her Goddard thesis, and three of which were funded with a Washington Artist’s Trust GAP Grant. Anne’s four comics are:  Wild Beasts / drawn

“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

 

 

“Goddard’s emphasis on diversity and individuality really appealed to me...I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted out of an MFA program: self-directed learning that would allow me to take risks and follow hunches, and a safe environment in which I could make the mistakes we all need to endure if we are going to learn.”

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 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    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]

  • The Writer posted an update 3 months, 1 week ago

    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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  • MFAW-WA student Charles Fairchild\’s short story, \”Willa Jones,\” has been published in The Pinch Literary Journal (print only). Congratulations!

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The writers who teach in the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program have been published and produced internationally, and are recognized in their fields. They are active writers. Collectively, current and recent faculty members have published more than 150 books,

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  The Writer in the World is a collaborative site for the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing community – faculty, alumni and students – to share their news and their thoughts. Here, you can hear about publications, awards, productions, retreats,

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