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Sheltering in Writing

Masks remain securely affixed in my corner of the world. The protests are steady. I am grappling with Are you writing. How to write during a global fraying and how not to?

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The Most Difficult Thing

If human beings could retain the trusting color blindness with which every one of us is born, we would never experience the fearful dehumanization that is the life blood of both racism and war.

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CALL AND RESPONSE

There is an important lesson for all of us in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone about how to respond to the current situation. And it is this: there is a tool that is stronger than repression. It is The Word. The power of language. Or, as Wilson says, the “song inside you.” And it is a tool that all of us possess.

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I yearned for creative freedom…My advisors at Goddard helped tailor my studies to my unique needs and interests, while at the same time stretching me beyond where I might have wandered on my own.

MARY JOHNSON

Author of An Unquenchable Thirst: A Memoir, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year

“Goddard’s emphasis on diversity and individuality really appealed to me…I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted out of an MFA program: self-directed learning that would allow me to take risks and follow hunches, and a safe environment in which I could make the mistakes we all need to endure if we are going to learn.”

MATTHEW QUICK

Bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook and many other novels

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Quintin Humphrey’s thesis gets a reading

Inkwell Theater, a not-for-profit company dedicated to developing & producing new works, offered a reading of the third act of MFAW-VT student Quintin Humphrey's thesis play, No. 1, White James McGahey during their Virtual Playwright’s Night, on June 24th.

Goddard College is the only school I ever wanted to attend. It’s a place where radical change is supported and encouraged; where commitment to creative discipline and social justice is expected. I know of no other institution where respect for the craft of writing is fostered with such joy or where dedication to intellectual rigor and curiosity are modeled by the faculty with so much respect for the student. I’m proud to be an alumna of this historically progressive institution. Goddard College changed my life.
CARA HOFFMAN

Author of the critically acclaimed novels Running, So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You

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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.

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ABOUT THE WRITER IN THE WORLD

The Writer in the World is a collaborative site for members of the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing community – faculty, alumni and students – to share their news and their thoughts. Here, you can hear about publications, awards, productions, retreats, and the writing life.

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OUR FACULTY

The writers who teach in the Goddard MFA in Creative Writing Program have been published and produced internationally, and are recognized in their fields. Collectively, they have published annd produced more than 150 books and plays,  and have won most of the major U.S. literary awards.

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