MFAW News

Image of Nico Amador Nico Amador Selected as Residential Teaching Fellow at Bennington Writing Seminars

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.

Image of Moriel Rothman-Zecher Rothman-Zecher Receives Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets

The Bennington Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Moriel Rothman-Zecher is the recipient of the Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets. He will begin his studies in January 2021. 

Image of Carmen Giménez Smith Giménez Smith Awarded Academy of American Poets Fellowship

Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Carmen Giménez Smith has been awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for “distinguished poetic achievement,”

Image of MFA class photo collage A Long Becoming

Author Eula Biss delivered the 50th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address at the program's first-ever virtual residency.

Guggenheim logo Bennington Faculty and Alumni Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Faculty member J Blackwell ’95, Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Jenny Boully, past BWS commencement speaker Garth Greenwell, and Helen Mirra '91 are recipients of the prestigious 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Photo of Jessica Fischoff Fischoff Receives Donald Hall Scholarship for Poets

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. 

Image of bookshelf Words, Words, Words

In 2019, undergraduate and Bennington Writing Seminars alumni and faculty published over 65 books.

Photo of Jericho Brown I Remain Grateful

Poet Jericho Brown delivered the 49th Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement address.

Photo of Jericho Brown National Book Award Finalist Jericho Brown to Speak at January MFA Commencement

Jericho Brown, finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry, will be the Commencement speaker for the Bennington Writing Seminars in January 2020.

Photo of Puloma Ghosh Puloma Ghosh Selected as Bennington Writing Seminars Residential Teaching Fellow

Puloma Ghosh, a rising fourth-term MFA candidate in fiction, has been selected as the fourth Residential Teaching Fellow at the Bennington Writing Seminars, working in the classroom for a full term beginning in Spring 2020