• The Writer posted an update 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Goddard MFAW students and alumni keep getting their work, and themselves, out into the world. Here’s what went down, and out, in September. Congratulations, all!

    MFAW-VT Alumna LUCY SNYDER’s story, “While the Black Stars Burn” is in the new issue of TURN TO ASH, and her poems “Scary”, “Dangerous” and “turnt” are in the new anthology SCARY OUT THERE (Simon & Schuster).

    MFAW-VT student ANNE BOADEN’s mini-graphic novel, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN LEATHERNECK, published in “Unexpected,” has received the Highly Commended recognition (top ten of the short-listed group) in the Yeovil Literary Prize in the Writing Without Restriction category.

    MFAW-WA student DARLENE REILLY’s poem “We Are The Explorers” was launched into space on the OSIRIS-Rex Asteroid Sample Return Mission. Darlene’s name and poem is going to the asteroid Bennu and is due back on Earth in 2023. Darlene writes, “I can’t go into the stars yet, but my words are! @OSIRISREx ”

    MFAW-WA student LYDIA VALENTINE had three poems, “Snohomish School Board Meeting,” “Requiem for a Mother,” and “Dread”) as part of the Tacoma gallery display CHECK THE VOLUME: A REVOLUTION OF SELF-LOVE, a free art gallery and community event.

    MFAW-VT student JARRETT MAZZA’s short story “The Man Behind The Door” will be published in THE WAKE OF THE MOON, a short story anthology by the Poetry Institute of Canada, which will be released in February of 2017.

    MFAW-VT alumna CHRISTINE KALAFUS was named Assistant Director, Avon Programming for WESTPORT WRITER’S WORKSHOP in Connecticut. Westport Writers’ Workshop is a non-profit adult literary center that until now has been located only in Fairfield County. The expansion of a new studio into Hartford County at the Farmington Valley Arts Center is the first of four satellite studios around the state Christine will be spearheading. Christine says, “My experience at Goddard, from completing the graduate requirements to being Editor-in-Chief of The Pitkin Review gave me the necessary credentials to perform in my new role.”

    MFAW-WA student Scott Morris his essay “Costa Rica,” published in COLDNOON.

    MFAW-WA alumni WILL SWEGER was hired by the RICHARD HUGO HOUSE in Seattle as their new Registration, Membership & Engagement Director. The Hugo House is a community writing center in Seattle offering classes, literary events, and scholarships.

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