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Poet and author Paisley Rekdal delivered the 51st Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's virtual winter residency.
Bennington College alum Asad J. Malik '19 and Bennington Writing Seminars alum Morgan Jerkins MFA '16 have been selected as 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.
On September 20, Bennington Writing Seminars alumni hosted a virtual Black Bennington Literary Salon.
Nico Amador MFA '22, a second-term MFA student in poetry, has been selected to be the fifth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.
Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Carmen Giménez Smith has been awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for “distinguished poetic achievement,”
Author Eula Biss delivered the 50th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's first-ever virtual residency.
The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Jessica R. Fischoff is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. She will begin her studies in June 2020.
In 2019, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 65 books.
Poet Jericho Brown delivered the 49th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address.
PEN America interviewed Davin Malasarn MFA '20 and Monica Carter MFA '20, both past recipients of the Bennington/PEN America Emerging Voices Fellowship, for The PEN Ten weekly interview series.
Jeanie Riess, a rising second-term MFA student in fiction, has been selected to be the third Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars. The fellowship is the first of its kind in the country to offer full-time undergraduate teaching experience in a low-residency MFA format. Benefits include full tuition remission for one term, housing and board, and enrollment in an on-campus class.
Sarai Walker MFA '03, author of the bestselling novel and critically-acclaimed AMC series Dietland, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in June 2019. Walker is a graduate of the fiction program and will deliver the Commencement address on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm in Bennington’s Usdan Gallery.
Novelist, poet, and literary critic Garth Greenwell delivered the Bennington Writing Seminars 47th Commencement address.
A dystopian metropolis plagued by dragons. A disillusioned detective back on the beat. An exploration of what it means to be black, feminist, and female in America. A deep dive into the new science of psychedelics. Across millions of words and myriad perspectives, one constant is clear: 2018 was a big year for Bennington writers.
Tim Hernandez MFA '11 received University of California Santa Barbara’s 15th annual Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature.
"Bees," a poem by Maya Ribault MFA '18, is featured in the September 3, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs MFA '09 writes about her childhood navigating between her struggling single mom and her famous father.
Bennington Writing Seminars alum Katy Simpson Smith MFA '13 has been appointed Eudora Welty Chair for Southern Literature at Millsaps College.
Thanks to a generous and sustaining gift from an anonymous donor, the Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce it will begin offering the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets.