Alumni News

Photo of Anna Gazmarian by Joe Lindsay Healing Spiritual Trauma Through Writing: 5 Questions for Anna Gazmarian

By Craig Morgan Teicher

Anna Gazmarian (MFA, ’20, Nonfiction) began work on what would become her debut, Devout: A Memoir of Doubt (Simone & Schuster, 2024), while she was a nonfiction student in the Bennington Writing Seminars. The book chronicles her struggles with bipolar disorder as a member of the Evangelical community, where prayer was posited as the only solution to mental health distress. I talked to Anna on the heels of her book tour.  Among other things, we discuss writing, publishing, and going to church at the gym.

Safiya Sinclair '10 Five Questions with Safiya Sinclair '10

Poet and Memoirist Safiya Sinclair ’10, author of the memoir How to Say Babylon, a National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and one of the most notable books of the year according to the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, TIME Magazine, and many others, will address the 89th graduating class at the conferring of degrees on Saturday, June 1. We connected with her to learn more about her time at Bennington and how it influenced her career.

Image of Reginald Shepherd Bennington College Hosts Colloquium on the Work and Life of Reginald Shepherd '88

Winston Foundation Grant funds 2024 Ben Belitt Colloquium on Arts and Literary Culture