New Podcast School partners with WGDR Radio

Hey, Goddard Creative Writers past and present! As we announced here, the Goddard MFAW is doing a soft launch of our new Podcast School and it is open to all students and alumni of the MFA in Creative Writing. The new initiative begins with four workshops (two...

Interview with Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi

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.

2016 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize

2016 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize

Goddard MFA alumna Patty Flaherty (Pagan) announces a cash prize flash fiction contest from Spider Road Press. It’s their second annual contest. Spider Road Press publishes and promotes fiction by and/or about strong women. We believe that all brave, intelligent writing is literary, no matter what the subject matter. Writers, we invite you to embrace precision. Readers, we encourage you to stretch your imagination. Full details on our cash prize in this press release.

Mark Doty and Cara Hoffman Reading in Port Townsend

Mark Doty and Cara Hoffman Reading in Port Townsend

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.

Critically Acclaimed Novelist Cara Hoffman Reads at Goddard College

Critically Acclaimed Novelist Cara Hoffman Reads at Goddard College

Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You. Be Safe I Love You, was nominated for a Folio Prize, named one of the Five Best Modern War Novels by the Telegraph UK, and won a Global Filmmakers Award at Sundance in 2015. So Much Pretty was named Best Suspense novel of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review.

Award-winning Poet Mark Doty to Read at Goddard College

Award-winning Poet Mark Doty to Read at Goddard College

Award-winning poet, Goddard MFAW alumnus, and former faculty member Mark Doty will hold a reading and book signing at Fort Worden State Park. The event is free and open to the public. Doty is the author of three memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling Dog Years (HarperCollins, 2007), Firebird (1999), and Heaven’s Coast (1997), as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word, part of the popular “Art of” series published by Graywolf Press.

Mark Doty talks with Elena Georgiou on WGDR

Mark Doty talks with Elena Georgiou on WGDR

Praised by the New York Times for his “dazzling, tactile grasp of the world,” award-winning poet, Goddard alumnus (MFA ’80) and former faculty member Mark Doty read from his work in the Haybarn Theater on January 6, 2016.  (Presented by Goddard’s MFA in Creative...

In the Inbox

from the indomitable AMY KING, who visited us in Plainfield a few residencies back. VIDA is currently seeking submissions & we would love to hear from you! Please see our submission guidelines for pitches & articles & anything else you have in mind -...

Online Magazine Rawboned: the marrow of the story

Online Magazine Rawboned: the marrow of the story

The best writing advice I ever received was a mere word: succinct.  This idea shaped the birth of an online (and soon to print) literary journal devoted to short forms—nonfiction shorts, flash fiction, and short poems under 750 words. Our little journal is reaching...

SWALE

SWALE

I groomed a Derby horse in 1984 named Swale and he won the race, too.  And then years later I learned how to write prose through a book I stayed with called "Track Conditions" which was published in 1993, I think.  Sometimes Swale comes back in poems.  Here he is...

Edgar Allan Poe Opera in Ft. Worth 2016 season

Edgar Allan Poe Opera in Ft. Worth 2016 season

    EMBEDDED, the Edgar Allan Poe opera written by Deborah Brevoort, will be produced by the Ft. Worth Opera in their 2016 season. The production is timely as Goddard College rolls out its new focus on libretto writing. EMBEDDED is part of the Poe Project, a...

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