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  • Congratulations to the Newest MFAW Alumni!

    Congratulations to the Newest MFAW Alumni!

    On behalf of the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference 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 graduate during the current Port Townsend residency: Ariel READ MORE »
  • Notes on Invisible Structure

    Notes on Invisible Structure

    Aristotle’s Poetics. Horace’s Ars Poetica.  Freytag’s diagram. Syd Field’s paradigm. Frank Daniel’s sequence approach. For more than two millennia dramatic theorists have sought to trace, map and/or illustrate the shape and technical elements of a story told in dramatic form. READ MORE »
  • Introducing CWC’s New Lead Steward!

    Introducing CWC’s New Lead Steward!

    Driver’s Seat I had a difficult time learning to drive. For sixteen years I had sat in the back seat reading while others mysteriously conveyed me to my destinations, so I arrived unprepared to the front left quadrant of the READ MORE »
  • Borderlands

    Borderlands

    I’ve got a lot to gain by leaving my own borders every now and then. So maybe it’s time for me to read something other than plays. Time to step out of my zone and experience different things for a while. As I’m putting together my summer reading list, I’m going to select some good novels, some collections of short stories and yes, some poetry. And for Diana, a memoir or two. READ MORE »

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  • Goddard MFA Faculty Member Susan Kim Head Writer For Amazon’s Creative Galaxy

    Goddard MFA Faculty Member Susan Kim Head Writer For Amazon’s Creative Galaxy

    Goddard MFA faculty member Susan Kim has been hired as head writer for the third season of Amazon‘s children series, Creative Galaxy. Creative Galaxy follows the adventures of Arty and his sidekick Galaxy as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems
  • Goddard MFA Alum Alexis M. Smith Wins Lambda Literary Award

    Goddard MFA Alum Alexis M. Smith Wins Lambda Literary Award

    Goddard MFA Alum Alexis M. Smith wins a Lambda Literary Award for Marrow Island, a novel published by Houghton Miflin Harcourt.  Alexis won in the Bisexual Fiction category. O, the Oprah Magazine, describes Marrow Island‘s story as “A faltering journalist returns to an
  • Goddard MFA Alum Kevin Rabas Named Kansas Poet Laureate

    Goddard MFA Alum Kevin Rabas Named Kansas Poet Laureate

    Goddard MFA alum Kevin Rabas has been named Kansas Poet Laureate.  He will serve in this position for two years. Kevin Rabas teaches at Emporia State University, where he leads the poetry and playwriting tracks and chairs the Department of
  • Goddard MFA Faculty Member Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s Novel to be Filmed

    Goddard MFA Faculty Member Micheline Aharonian Marcom’s Novel to be Filmed

    Goddard MFA faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom‘s novel Three Apples Fell from Heaven will be adapted by Motorcycle Diaries writer José Rivera and directed by Shekhar Kapur. This will be the first film from Disruptive Narrative, a new social justice storytelling production  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

 

 

“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 3 weeks, 4 days 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]

  • The Writer posted an update 8 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.

    [Read more]

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Faculty of the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program

Faculty of the Goddard MFA in Creative WritingGoddard Porches, Port Townsend, Washington, Program Site 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

About The Writer in the World

  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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