Goddard College presents a reading by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Bond on Wednesday, July 20th, at 7 PM at 204 Battery Way in Fort Worden State Park. Bond will read from her critically acclaimed novel Ruby, an Oprah book club selection.
Goddard MFA Faculty member Micheline Marcom recalls what Schopenhauer said: “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” She wonders how we might, in our “Information Age,” see better.
Co-Coordinators Lucy Turner and Carolyn Bardos have done a wonderful job organizing this year’s Clockhouse Writers’ Conference & Retreat. While there may be a bit more tweaking of the time slots, those attending can look forward to: Monday, June 27th
This year, out of thousands of proposals for panels and presentations, the AWP chose not one disability-related panel. Imagine, for a moment, the AWP had chosen no panels by people of color. None by women. None by LGBT people. There would be an uproar. That uproar, except within the still fairly insular disability writing community, did not happen.
Today it’s popular to say that political correctness is destroying America, but a recently discovered set of century-old clippings offer a cautionary reminder of what our country was like without political correctness. Goddard MFA faculty member Aimee Liu’s opinion piece about political correctness and her family history was published in the LA Times on March 27.
The Writer caught up with Goddard MFA alum Simone John for an interview about Collateral, her newly published first book of poetry!
Goddard MFA faculty member Rahna Reiko Rizzuto (author of two books including the memoirHiroshima in the Morning) has been waiting for a decade for Ruth’s next book and is thrilled to be able to interview her about her just-released novel, A Tale for the Time Being. Here, Ruth talks about being a writer (and a thinker) in the world first, and how that writer and her preoccupations end up on the page.
Join us at the Port Townsend residency for two wonderful readings by award-winning, critically-acclaimed authors Mark Doty and Cara Hoffman. Free, open to the public, with receptions to follow, these readings are presented by Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers’ Series.
You could say I lost my belief in our politicians. They all seemed like game show hosts to me. — “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You,” Sting I. Empathy and the Iliad I read an article this week,
By Patricia Connelly The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of its Parts–A Two-Part Blog At one of our group advising meetings during the June residency in Vermont, Deborah Brevoort suggested we all read one or two of the same
John McManus’ new story collection, Fox Tooth Heart, was published by Sarabande Books earlier in November. This holiday week, The Writer decided to feature our interview with John and celebrate his latest book. Hooray x infinity! 1) What was the
By Heather Leah Huddleston Words are serious business for Jeb Sharp. The tiny stepping stones that can bridge gaps between people politically, culturally, personally, Sharp knows all too well that those words can also cause severe tension. As a radio
New story. News. Story. I have always followed the news. My earliest memories are of backseats, couches, cheap restaurants and taxi cabs in other countries where my mother or father would ask: can you turn it up please? The news.
I’m on pace to read 116.8 books in 2015. It feels like something of a failure. In the U.S., 300,000 new titles were published last year. If all goes well, I’ll end the year having read 0.039 percent of that
Goddard College alum Cara Hoffman’s latest book, Be Safe I Love You is a breathtaking thriller about a returning female veteran, set in upstate New York. The Sunday Telegraph (UK) called it: “One of the Five Best Modern War Novels.” When Lauren