A Tale of Two at the Seattle Playwrights Salon

MFAW-WA alumna Angela Gyurko will have a staged reading of her one-act play, A Tale of Two, for the 2020 season of the Seattle Playwrights Salon. The reading will be followed by a guided talk-back to help further develop the play.

MFA FACULTY KENNY FRIES HAS NEW ESSAY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!

MFA FACULTY KENNY FRIES HAS NEW ESSAY IN THE NEW YORK TIMES!

The New York Times has published a new essay by Goddard MFA faculty member Kenny Fries. "Before the 'Final Solution' There Was a 'Test Killing' commemorates the 80th anniversary of Aktion T4, the Nazi program that killed disabled people In the essay, Kenny writes,...

MFA Faculty Kenny Fries has work in Day Without Art

MFA Faculty Kenny Fries has work in Day Without Art

In honor of World AIDS Day, MFA faculty member Kenny Fries has a poem, "To the Poet Whose Lover Has Died of AIDS," and a short adapted excerpt from his memoir In the Province of the Gods in Day Without Art’s 30th anniversary issue. You can read the issue online...

SPRING 2020 issue of THE PITKIN REVIEW is now available!

SPRING 2020 issue of THE PITKIN REVIEW is now available!

The Spring 2020 issue of The Pitkin Review, the biannual literary journal published each semester by Goddard MFA students has arrived! The issue features work of 14 student contributors that have been peer-reviewed, copyedited, and produced by a staff of...

MFA Alum Dani Boss’s Essay in Burn It Down!

MFA Alum Dani Boss’s Essay in Burn It Down!

MFAW alum Dani Boss's essay "On the Back Burner" is featured in a newly-released anthology called Burn It Down: Women Writing about Anger, edited by Lilly Dancyger and published by Seal Press.  The anthology is getting great press,...

Podcasts, anyone?

Podcasts, anyone?

Craving conversation about writing, in the voice of your favorite Goddard advisor? Just want a quick infusion of the Goddard spirit, or to remind yourself, “yes, this is why you write and what you are writing”?

MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek's essay on Jim Peebles, this year's Nobel Prize in Physics appeared on ScientificAmerican.com. Also, Richard's latest book, The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet, was among Scientific American's...

JULIA BOUWSMA, MFA ALUM, PROFILED IN MAINE WOMEN MAGAZINE!

JULIA BOUWSMA, MFA ALUM, PROFILED IN MAINE WOMEN MAGAZINE!

“For me, the land and the farming, it feeds my artistic practice so much I don’t even know how to describe how much it does,” Bouwsma says. ““The connection to physical work, the connection to landscape, the sort of constant conversation between body and landscape that develops through that kind of work is really important. It feeds probably everything I will ever write.”

MFAW FACULTY KENNY FRIES ON THE 80th ANNIVERSARY OF AKTION T4

MFAW FACULTY KENNY FRIES ON THE 80th ANNIVERSARY OF AKTION T4

In his essay "Why We (Don't) Remember: On the Anniversary of Aktion T4," published by The Believer, MFAW faculty member Kenny Fries asks, ""Most, even Germans, still do not know about Aktion T4. Why?" Kenny Fries at opening of the National T4 Memorial in Berlin, 2014...

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16feb7:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedSarah Townsend Reading

Event Details

Debut memoirist Sarah Townsend will be returning to Goddard College as our Visiting Alumna.  She will read and answer questions about her book Setting the Wire: A Memoir of Postpartum Psychosis (The Lettered Streets Press, 2019). This public event will take place at 7pm in the Reading Room on the second floor of Building 204, 200 Battery Way, in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.

Please join us for this public reading and celebration!

Bestselling author Claire Dederer described Setting the Wire as “a tightly coiled and disturbingly gorgeous exploration of her postpartum mental breakdown. I devoured these pages–while willing myself to slow down so I could catch every nuance of Townsend’s taut, lyrical, wise writing.”

Sarah Townsend received her MFA from Goddard College, and her MA in counseling psychology from Northwestern University. Setting the Wire has been featured on Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton, The Ish with Cameron Dezen Hammon, UpFront with Cat Brooks of KPFA (NPR) in Berkeley, and in the Chicago Review of Books. Sarah currently teaches at Hugo House in Seattle, WA. She also serves on the advisory committee of Perinatal Support Washington and on the Postpartum Psychosis Task Force of Postpartum Support International. She co-facilitates the Holyoke Reading Series and the Goddard College Alumni Lighthouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat.

Time

(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Goddard College Fort Worden Campus

Fort Worden

19feb7:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedAward-winning Author Nisi Shawl to Speak at Goddard MFAW Port Townsend Residency

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Critically acclaimed author Nisi Shawl will be speaking at Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  They will read and answer questions about their work, which includes the steampunk novel Everfair –an alternate and happier history of the so-called Belgian Congo. This public event will take place at 7pm in the Reading Room on the second floor of Building 204, 200 Battery Way, in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368. A reception and book signing will immediately follow the reading.

Nisi Shawl also wrote the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning story collection Filter House (2008). Other recent titles include the collections Talk Like a Man (2019) and A Primer on Nisi Shawl (2018). They co-wrote Writing the Other: A Practical Approach (2005), a standard text on inclusive representation in the imaginative genres and the basis for many of their online and in-person workshops.  They co-edited the anthologies Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany; and Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler.  In 2019 Solaris published their latest editing venture, the acclaimed anthology New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color.

Shawl has spoken at Duke University, Spelman College, University of Hawai’i Manoa, Smith College, and several other educational institutions, and has taught at University of Washington Bothell and at Sarah Lawrence College.  They regularly contribute book reviews and criticism to The Seattle Times, Ms. Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Seattle Review of Books, and The Washington Post.  They also edit book reviews for the feminist journal Cascadia Subduction Zone.  Shawl is a Carl Brandon Society founder and a Clarion West board member.  They live in Seattle near an enticingly large lake filled with dangerous currents.

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Goddard College Fort Worden Campus

Fort Worden

26feb5:30 pm7:00 pmZOOM into the Goddard MFA! Join Our February Info Session.Meet 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.

Event Details

Want to find out more about the Goddard low residency MFA in Creative Writing? On FEBRUARY 26th, join our next virtual Zoom meeting with Director Elena Georgiou and discover why the first low residency MFA program in the country is still thriving and may be the best for you!
GODDARD HONORS YOUR VOICE, YOUR VISION, YOUR GOALS AND YOUR LIFE.  OUR AWARD-WINNING FACULTY IS HERE TO HELP YOU DEVELOP THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO CREATE THE PROJECT YOU CAME TO WRITE. OUR RESIDENCIES GIVE YOU THE FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT OR DIVE DEEPLY INTO YOUR GENRE.  NO LECTURES, NO REQUIRED TRACKS, NO ONE ELSE’S CANON.
Goddard’s model is ideal for people with commitments to family or work who choose to hone their writing skills at the same time. The Goddard MFA program enables you to tailor your study to any of a wide variety of genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic novel, and hybrid forms, and to learn from a diverse faculty of published authors. Goddard also offers playwriting, screenwriting, TV writing, and libretto writing from our Vermont campus, through one-on-one mentorship from working writers in the TV, theatre, film, and opera fields.
Goddard’s program takes place on two coasts: Port Townsend, WA in February and July, and Plainfield, VT in January and July.
Our next call is on February 26  2020 5:30-7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJ0scuiurDkjPzFxMPRzHhQDjS7UZNX0Lw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Time

(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Location

Virtual

Organizer

Goddard College Admissionsdaphne.kinney-landis@goddard.edu

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