MFAW-VT faculty member’s Kenny Fries’ “The Stories We Tell About Disability,” his first monthly column on the Disability “Beat” for How We Get To Next, is up.
I’ve never kept a diary. At least not since I was eight, when my father bought two blank journals and suggested that he and I spend time together every evening writing in our diaries. For several weeks we did just that, sitting side by side on the living room couch and recording the events of the day. One day I came home from school and found my diary in the wrong place on the bookshelf. When I inquired about this, my dad said, “I have to admit something to you. I was so curious about what you’ve been writing that I couldn’t help myself, so I went in your room and read it.”
The Creative Independent, “a growing resource of emotional and practical guidance for creative people,” featured MFAW-VT faculty member Douglas A. Martin in their Sunday Edition Interview. Here is a taste: “My book began its life as a dissertation. My approach was something like
Copies of 2016’s Clockhouse Volume Four are available, and submissions are still open for what will be Clockhouse’s 2017 Volume Five. Published in partnership with Goddard College by the Clockhouse Writers’ Conference, Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of
As you’ll see from the following photos, it was a wonderful week! If you were part of it, many thanks. If you weren’t able to come this year, we hope you’ll consider joining us next year. We’ll post those dates
Goddard’s Port Townsend MFA faculty member Aimee Liu will be interviewing Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi on Tuesday, March 15, in Los Angeles about her new book Love, Loss, and What We Ate. This vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, traces the arc of Lakshmi’s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera—a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl’s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron’s Heartburn.
Collaboration: Two writers in the ‘Bad Art Room’ “We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish,
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
Last week, I was invited to talk to a class at City College in New York. Someone asked me about structure; specifically what I thought of the fact that none of the books on their syllabus, including my memoir, had
Playwright and Alum Tyler Whidden with a young actor… In an interview for the upcoming Festival, Whidden expounds on his newest play, ChocolateSexPuppyTacos (a Non-Denominational Play): Can you talk about the idea behind your play “ChocolateSex…” ? I think it’s
Although both had been feminist writers and peace activists living in Brooklyn, NY for many years, playwright Karen Malpede and poet/novelist Jan Clausen didn’t know each other very well until they spent a night in jail together following a civil
by Lizz Schumer Stephen Hawking once said, “Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.” And it’s true that Hawking’s face is as recognizable as his science; as is Einstein’s,
In honor of the publication of Bhanu Kapil’s newest book Ban en Banlieue, published by Nightboat Books, the writers Amina Cain, Jenny Zhang, Sofia Samatar, and our own Douglas A. Martin, gathered together in a conversation for The Believer to talk about
FACULTY Kyle Bass has been commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association to write a play based on events of 1839 involving a fugitive enslaved woman, abolitionist Gerrit Smith, and a young Elizabeth Cady (Stanton). Deborah Brevoort was invited in February