Windham Campbell Prize to Bhanu Kapil

Goddard MFAW faculty member Bhanu Kapil was a recipient of the Windham Campbell prize ($165,000 or £141,000) one of the highest literary honors in the world, which is awarded to highlight literary achievement and provide writers with the opportunity to focus on their work independent of financial concerns.

Masha Shukovich’s short story published

Masha Shukovich’s short story published

MFAW-WA student Masha Shukovich's  short story, entitled "Things With Souls," was just published in WORDPEACE, a semi-annual online literary journal that welcomes international, LGBTQ, and diverse voices; seeks to publish writing that takes a stand against corruption...

Faculty member Kenny Fries speaks in Amsterdam and Berlin

Faculty member Kenny Fries speaks in Amsterdam and Berlin

MFAW-VT faculty member Kenny Fries was keynote speaker for “Our Voices: Navigating Identities in the Fulbright Program,” held recently at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. On Feb 13, he was part of a panel discussion called “Think Intersectional Anti-Semitism,“ held...

Poetry Fellowship for Alumna Simone John

Poetry Fellowship for Alumna Simone John

The fellowship comes with $15,000 in unrestricted funds, in order to support her work on her current project: Motherwit, a biomythography that explores healing and inheritance through the eyes of a poet researching her dead godmother.

Excellence Award to Alumna Toni Thayer

Excellence Award to Alumna Toni Thayer

MFAW-VT alumna Toni Thayer just received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award in Fiction for FY 2020. (This is actually her second award. She also won in 2016 for playwriting.) For more information, go here: More...

Rave review for Born in East Berlin

Rave review for Born in East Berlin

MFAW-VT faculty member Rogelio Martinez’s play, Born in East Berlin, just received a terrific review in The San Francisco Chronicle. The headline reads: “Springsteen is the spark, the footnotes the fire in Born in East Berlin.”

Richard Panek’s Scientific American Cover Story

Richard Panek’s Scientific American Cover Story

MFAW faculty member Richard Panek wrote the cover story for the March 2020 issue of Scientific American: How a Dispute over a Single Number Became a Cosmological Crisis. “Two divergent measurements of how fast the universe is expanding cannot both be right. Something must give—but what?”

News from Alumna Chera Hammons Miller

News from Alumna Chera Hammons Miller

“In Maps of Injury, Chera Hammons Miller offers a steady wisdom born from a body and a land under siege. …Hammons’ lyric narratives sing in the face of difficult times and remind us to ‘let the dangerous world in.’” (Sandy Longhorn)

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