MFAW News

Elisabeth Moss and Michael Stuhlbarg Susan Scarf Merrell's Shirley Gets All-Star Cast

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name) have been cast in the feature film Shirley, adapted from the novel by Susan Scarf Merrell MFA '09.

 

 

Morgan Jerkins Looking Backwards to Go Forwards

When Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16 graduated from Princeton, she expected to get a job as an editorial assistant in New York City, be serendipitously discovered, and be launched into literary stardom.

Epiphany Lit Mag Amber Wheeler Bacon Wins Breakout 8

Amber Wheeler Bacon MFA '18 is an honoree of Epiphany Lit Mag's inaugural Breakout 8 award for emerging writers. 

Amy Gerstler A Guggenheim for Gerstler

Poet and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Amy Gerstler MFA '00 has been awarded a prestigious 2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.

Memento Park "A Powerful Meditation on Fathers and Sons"

How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large?

Morgan Jerkins Morgan Jerkins MFA '16 Debuts New York Times Bestseller

This Will be My Undoing, an essay collection by Morgan Jerkins MFA ’16, debuted at #7 on The New York Times bestseller list.

Allan Gurganus "Can I Get an Amen?"

In what was called “one of the best Commencement speeches ever” at Bennington, Allan Gurganus received a standing ovation for his address to Bennington Writing Seminars graduates, “Advice for Masters of Fine Arts Entering Trump’s America.”

christine mangan “A Trailblazer for the Next Generation”

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney MFA ’13 nominated Christine Mangan MFA '04 for Newsweek’s special feature on “Women of the Future,” which asked 20 prominent women to each nominate an up-and-comer they believe will be a trailblazer for the next generation. 

interior shot of the nc literary hall of fame McCorkle Enshrined in Hall of Fame

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Jill McCorkle has been selected for a place in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. 

Brigid Hughes This is How a Woman is Erased from her Job

After taking over from George Plimpton, Brigid Hughes was pushed out as editor of The Paris Review and omitted from the magazine’s history. When news broke that Loren Stein, the editor at The Paris Review, had resigned after abusing his power with women writers and staff, Allison Devers MFA '08 set about fixing the magazine's masthead and the record.