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, 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
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)
“Vera Rubin Didn’t Discover Dark Matter,” MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek‘s tribute to revolutionary American astroner Vera Rubin, is live at ScientificAmerican.com. Rubin (1928-2016) pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates and uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and
The Octavia Project, co-founded by MFAW-VT alumna Chana Porter, has received full sponsorship for their 2017 program from Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, of VanderMeer Creative. The sponsorship will enable sixteen Brooklyn girls to have a summer of interdisciplinary creative writing and
MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez’s play Ping Pong has been published by Broadway Play Publishing. Ping Pong, based on true events surrounding the groundbreaking table tennis tournament that marked a new chapter in U.S. – China relations, tells the story of the
MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s Pearl, a YA graphic novel, will be published by Scholastic in 2018. Publisher’s Weekly notes that Cassandra Pelham at Scholastic’s Grphix imprint, “nabbed world rights” to Pearl. Illustrated by Christine Norrie, the book, set in 1941, follows a
MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries‘s memoir, In the Province of the Gods, will be published by the University of Wisconsin Press, Fall 2017. Mira Bartok, author of The Memory Palace, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times
Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty member Micheline Aharonian Marcom, along with four other artists and writers, for the past year and a half has been working on The New American Story Project, a digital oral history project recording the stories of children who have fled violence in Central America and have come to the United States as refugees. JoAnne Tompkins, a current student in the Goddard MFA in Writing Program in Port Townsend, WA, interviews Aharonian Marcom about The New American Story Project.
Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program faculty member Aimee Liu has an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times. In “From Internet Porn to Love at First Sight,” Aimee searches for a new home but along the way discovers how the search
MFAW-VT faculty member Sherri Smith‘s middle grade novel, The Toymaker’s Apprentice, won the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award for Middle Grade. Described as “Part Nutcracker with a dash of Pinocchio” by School Library Journal and “an inventive fantasy” by Booklist, The Toymaker’s Apprentice was published
Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty member Douglas A. Martin‘s poem “Eelgrass” was chosen for the Poem-a-Day project of the American Academy of Poets. The poem appeared on October 13 and can be read here. Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily
Goddard MFA in Creative Writing faculty member Kyle Bass is working as dramaturg with renowned visual artist and MacArthur “Genius” Grant award-winner Carrie Mae Weems on the creation of her first-ever theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which examines escalating racial tensions across the United States
Sheila was awarded a named collaborative fellowship from NYFA: the Geri Ashur Screenwriting Award (established in 1984) in memory of Geraldine Ashur, for Playwriting/Screenwriting.
We’re happy to celebrate the publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt of Goddard MFA in Creative Writing alumna, and recent Visiting Alumna, Alexis Smith’s second novel, Marrow Island.