MFAW News

Andrea Jarrell Publishers Weekly: Spotlight on Jarrell MFA ’01

Andrea Jarrell MFA ’01 was profiled in Publishers Weekly for her “spellbinding … gracefully written” new memoir, I’m the One Who Got Away.

Q and A with Mark Q&A with Mark Wunderlich

Mark Wunderlich, the recently inaugurated Director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, took some time to answer questions about his long-term goals for the program, its literary legacy, and what he’s reading.

Dietland Novel by Walker MFA ’03 to Become 2018 AMC Series

AMC has greenlit 10 episodes of Dietlandadapted from the 2015 novel by Sarai Walker MFA ’03—to be written and produced by Marti Noxon, producer of such hit series as Mad Men, UnREAL, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among others.

Fred Hampton Book by Haas MFA ’07 Being Adapted for Film

A book by Jeffrey Haas MFA ’07 on the 1969 assassination of Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party, is being developed into a movie by Antoine Fuqua, director of Training Day, The Equalizer, and The Magnificent Seven.

Mark Wunderlich is named the new director of the Bennington Writing Seminars Wunderlich Named Director of the Writing Seminars

Bennington College announced today that poet Mark Wunderlich has been named the next director of the Bennington Writing Seminars, the College’s MFA program in writing.

Modern Love Podcast "I Need to Woman Up"

An essay by asha bandele MFA ’99 on facing the biggest fear of her life was read by actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson on WBUR’s Modern Love podcast.

Alice Mattison “Two People and a Thing”

Writing Seminars faculty member Alice Mattison offers a lesson on writing climactic moments in Signature magazine.

Bergman at Bread Loaf Bergman at Bread Loaf

Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of the Writing Seminars, is one of the faculty at the Bread Loaf Environmental Writer's Conference and will give a reading there on June 5 at 8 pm. 

Suzanne Koven Letter to a Young Female Physician

Suzanne Koven MFA ’12, a longtime physician and current writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital, penned a letter to her younger self as part of a recent orientation session for new medical interns in Boston. 

Bread Loaf Conference Bergman to Read at Broad Loaf Conference

Megan Mayhew Bergman (MFAW '10), associate director of Bennington’s MFA in Writing, will be on the faculty of this year's Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference, at Middlebury College, June 3–9.