Ni’Ja Whitson’s A Meditation on Tongues

Ni’Ja Whitson’s A Meditation on Tongues

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)

The New American Story Project

The New American Story Project

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.

Sherri Smith wins Southern California Independent Bookseller’s Assocation Award

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

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