MFAW News

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.

Image of woman presenting on Zoom Bennington Writing Seminars Alumni Host Black Bennington Literary Salon

On September 20, Bennington Writing Seminars alumni hosted a virtual Black Bennington Literary Salon.

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.