MFAW News

jobs for girls with artistic flair book cover Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair

For Writer's Digest, June Gervais MFA '12 discusses the debut novel publishing process, what it's like growing up feeling like a misfit, and the joys of finding an artistic community.

The New Yorker logo Ferrell Publishes Poem in The New Yorker

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Monica Ferrell has published a poem, "Infancy," in the June 6, 2022 issue of The New Yorker.

Guggenheim logo Bennington Faculty and Alumni Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowships

Visiting faculty member Colin Brant, former Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Melissa Febos, and Michael Pollan '76 are recipients of the prestigious 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Image of Louise Bokkenheuser Louise Bokkenheuser Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Louise Bokkenheuser, an MFA student in fiction, has been selected to be the eighth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Bennington Writing Seminars Commons opening slide The Demand for Connection

Poet Diane Seuss delivered the 53rd Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's virtual winter residency.

Image of Ariel Martinez Ariél M. Martinez Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Ariél M. Martinez, an MFA student in nonfiction, has been selected to be the seventh Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars.

Guggenheim banner Bennington Faculty and Former Visiting Faculty Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Mark Wunderlich, Director of Bennington Writing Seminars, faculty member Craig Morgan Teicher, and past faculty Paul Yoon, Ephraim Asili, Kaitlyn Greenidge, and Alexander Chee are recipients of the prestigious 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships.

NEA logo Abonado and Williams Receive NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Bennington Writing Seminars alum Albert Abonado MFA '10 and faculty member Phillip B. Williams will receive Creative Writing Fellowships of $25,000. 

Image of BWS Commencement Commons The Quality of Self-Belief

Poet and author Paisley Rekdal delivered the 51st Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's virtual winter residency.

Image of Forbes 30 Under 30 Logo Malik, Jerkins Selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees

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.