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"Almost Famous Women" Ignites History

Almost Famous Women, a short story collection by associate director of Bennington’s MFA in Writing, Megan Mayhew Bergman, (MFAW '10), uses eccentric women throughout history in “intimate, imaginatively told tales that explore the figures’ muddled relationship with fame and greatness,” according to a review in the online art forum, Hyperallergic.com.

Megan Mayhew Bergman

“Despite Mayhew Bergman’s fictional take,” the review said, “the stories have an intense feeling of reality, perhaps because their historical backbone is so strong. Yet the command of Mayhew Bergman’s characters, pacing, tone, and language certainly does more than just aid history — it ignites it.”