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)
NASA asked us what might this mission teach us about ourselves and our universe. NASA asked us how are we as a people are stretched and deepened by explorations beyond our Earthly home. And we have answered—collectively, surrealistically, idealistically. We are ready for our words to ride aboard the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft on its journey to the asteroid Bhanu/Bennu.
by Christine Kalafus Last spring I received an unexpected email from the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of The Pitkin Review. It read: “I wanted to ask if you’d be interested in filling the position of Editor-in-Chief next semester.” I nearly
By Jon Ulrich This September will see the release of my first book, Winter in the Wilderness. It’s been a long time coming. Success in writing, I’ve found, takes three things: persistence, luck, and persistence. I feel like I’ve won
by Rose Marie Sabangan, MFA Candidate Graeme Gillis, Artistic Director at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), visited Goddard’s Plainfield campus on July 2, 2015. During a well-attended 3-hour exchange with MFA candidates in Dramatic Writing, Mr. Gillis presented and
Coming Soon: The Pitkin Review – Spring 2015 Edition Editor’s Note: Sex, death, war, and the unknown. Not only do writers write in the dark most of the time, we write about the dark: the shadows within and the night
Lucy Snyder was a participating author at the Ohioana Book Festival last week and and was on two panel discussions: “In Brief: Essays, Poems, and Short Stories” and “Publishing: Everything You Wanted to Know”. And her short story “Cthylla” was
by Christine Kalafus The first day I was to lead my writing workshop, I arrived at the library early and precisely arranged eight chairs in a circle. My workshop bible: Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider was next
From an article by Goddard student Autumn Phillips, a journalist in southern Illinois: I’ve been reading a book by John Edgar Wideman called “The Homewood Books.” It’s a collection of stories about Homewood, a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh. It’s
The teaching practicum is one of the cornerstones of Goddard’s MFA. Students graduate from Goddard having developed and conducted a writing workshop in their communities. As she gets ready for her own practicum, current student Catherine Aarts is reading Wallace
MFAW-VT student Lucy Snyder’s recent nonfiction book (Shooting Yourself In The Head For Fun And Profit: A Writer’s Survival Guide) and her short story collection (Soft Apocalypses) have both received Bram Stoker Award nominations.
MFAW-VT students Paul Molyneaux’s short story “Roll or Die” just came out in Maine Boats and Harbors. And student Lucy Snyder’s short story “The Abomination of Fensmere” was just published in the anthology Shadows Over Main Street (Hazardous Press). Congratulations, all!
Lucy Snyder’s story “Spinwebs” was just published in the anthology Not Our Kind (Alliteration Ink). Congratulations, Lucy!
On November 1st, a new national literary journal was born. Clockhouse was the dream of two of my master’s degree candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing program my very first semester teaching at Goddard. Led by a group of alumni,