The Board of Trustees has nearly completed the hiring process for Interim President. Candidates were interviewed and met with interested members of the community over the last two weeks. We appreciate all of the comments that we have received and we will make an announcement about our selection as soon as possible.
I met Doyle Canning (BA EDU '02) this fall during the National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Day of Mourning is organized every year on Thanksgiving by the United American Indians of New England and builds a powerful counter-narrative about Thanksgiving.
On November 1st, a new national literary journal was born. Clockhouse was the dream of two of my master’s degree candidates in the MFA in Creative Writing program my very first semester teaching at Goddard. Led by a group of alumni, editorially-independent, the journal they imagined was nevertheless essentially of Goddard, for Goddard; you could even say it was a gift to the college and the program they grew out of and loved.
Welcome to the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program news blog! This is a regular avenue for the public to learn about the achievements and good work of our alumni, students, and faculty.
On a recent trip to California, I headed to Santa Barbara to visit one of my favorite art supply stores, Art Essentials, and to see the exhibit of photographer John Divola at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Meandering down State Street I encountered four pianos, each a block apart, positioned on the sidewalk near the curb.
For all the people who just wrote to ask me how to improve their work, see below:
After twenty-two years of helping people to improve their writing--this applies to all genres--the top ten bits of advice come down to four. I'll leave it to a famous writer to pass on, since I love her work and people seem to listen more closely to the famous:
Zadie Smith (pictured above):
1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.
Welcome to the inaugural post of the monthly MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program News Blog! We are very excited to have a regular avenue for everyone to learn about the achievements and good work of our students, alumni, and faculty.
Students and Alumni
Goddard values the principles of liberatory education.