Alumni News

Martha Grover Dreaming of Pottery

In March, Woodbury Grant recipient Martha Grover ’02 returned to Bennington as a visiting ceramics artist.

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.

Michael Pollan Michael Pollan '76 Explores How to Change Your Mind

The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Sylvan Esso The Greater Humanity of Things

The latest tour of electronic/folk duo Sylvan Esso, featuring vocalist-songwriter Amelia Meath '10, includes a sold-out show at MassMoCA on March 31.

Jordan Thomas From S.E.C. to Whistle-Blower Defender

Once an S.E.C. regulator, now thriving as a lawyer for whistle-blowers, Jordan Thomas '92 has built one of the top legal practices in the country defending those who expose corporate wrongdoing. 

Submissions Open For Visionary Leadership Award Submissions Open For Visionary Leadership Award

Submissions are now being accepted for nominees for the 2018 Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership award. 

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.

Sibyl Kempson '95 Kempson '95 Receives PEN America Playwriting Award

Sibyl Kempson '95 is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for an American Playwright in Mid-career.

The Nubian Word for Flowers The Nubian Word for Flowers

Carole Ione Lewis '59 recently premiered a major opera work in New York entitled The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera, written and directed by Lewis with music and sound design by her partner, the late Pauline Oliveros, a composer and pioneer in American electronic music.