The Goddard College alumni planning committee invites you to an alumni-directed residency weekend to create emergent spaces to:
Gather, share and create in community,
Co-develop the Goddard College alumni association,
Foster personal/professional growth,
Organize opportunities to rise together and create a world that is socially and ecologically just,
Become a voice in the alumni community and be part of shaping Goddard’s future,
Cultivate and strengthen networks within the Goddard community, and
Actualizing the infinite possibilities of our collective identities.
Goddard MFAW student, choreographer Ni’Ja Whitson’s “A Meditation on Tongues” is a live adaptation of “Tongues Untied,” Marlon Riggs’s 1989 documentary about gay black men amid the AIDS crisis. An interdisciplinary piece about black and queer masculinity, this production, at the Abrons Arts Center, is a world premiere. (American Realness, Saturday through Monday)
In the new Rain Taxi, Douglas Martin and Andy Fitch talk through the examples of Kathy Acker, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, and others. Narcissism. Writing sentences like painting. And how one gets involved in the work.
Goddard’s Port Townsend MFA faculty member Aimee Liu will be interviewing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi on Tuesday, March 15, in Los Angeles about her new book Love, Loss, and What We Ate. This vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.
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.
Join us at the Port Townsend residency for two wonderful readings by award-winning, critically-acclaimed authors Mark Doty and Cara Hoffman. Free, open to the public, with receptions to follow, these readings are presented by Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers’ Series.
Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You. Be Safe I Love You, was nominated for a Folio Prize, named one of the Five Best Modern War Novels by the Telegraph UK, and won a Global Filmmakers Award at Sundance in 2015. So Much Pretty was named Best Suspense novel of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review.
Award-winning poet, Goddard MFAW alumnus, and former faculty member Mark Doty will hold a reading and book signing at Fort Worden State Park. The event is free and open to the public. Doty is the author of three memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling Dog Years (HarperCollins, 2007), Firebird (1999), and Heaven’s Coast (1997), as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word, part of the popular “Art of” series published by Graywolf Press.
Praised by the New York Times for his “dazzling, tactile grasp of the world,” award-winning poet, Goddard alumnus (MFA ’80) and former faculty member Mark Doty read from his work in the Haybarn Theater on January 6, 2016. (Presented by
from the indomitable AMY KING, who visited us in Plainfield a few residencies back. VIDA is currently seeking submissions & we would love to hear from you! Please see our submission guidelines for pitches & articles & anything else you
The best writing advice I ever received was a mere word: succinct. This idea shaped the birth of an online (and soon to print) literary journal devoted to short forms—nonfiction shorts, flash fiction, and short poems under 750 words. Our
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EMBEDDED, the Edgar Allan Poe opera written by Deborah Brevoort, will be produced by the Ft. Worth Opera in their 2016 season. The production is timely as Goddard College rolls out its new focus on libretto writing. EMBEDDED
The Quest Writer’s Conference 2015 launches this June, founded by Goddard alum Jessamyn Smyth. Dates for the conference will be June 21-28 in Squamish, British Columbia (just north of Vancouver). They are rapidly approaching the application deadline of May 1st
Plainfield, Vt., and Port Townsend, Wash.—Goddard College announced that its low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFAW) program will offer two new areas of study, television writing and libretto writing, beginning in June of 2015, the start of