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Victor LaValle

Dates and times announced for Visiting Writers at MFAW Summer Residency

Visiting writers and poets will be on campus for the upcoming MFA in Writing summer residency. 

International Book Awards

Three MFA in Writing alumni are Finalists for 2017 International Book Awards

Congratulations to: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher '06/faculty for Best New Non-Fiction (Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, Autumn House); Donald Quist '13 for Narrative Non-Fiction (Harbors, AWST Press); and Mary Dingee Filmore '05 for Historical Fiction (An Address in Amsterdam, She Writes Press).

Julie Berry

WCYA Announces Summer Visiting Writers

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program is pleased to announce that Julie Berry (’08), Anita Silvey, and Katherena Vermette will be on campus as Visiting Writers for the July 2017 residency. Students attending the concurrent residency abroad will be joined by British picture book creator Mini Grey for a day in Oxford.

Ravi Krishnaswami

VCFA Music Composition Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami featured on Making Ways podcast

VCFA MC Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami joined the show Making Ways, a podcast about the unexpected paths to a creative career, to talk about the road to writing and producing award-winning music for commercials and bestselling video games.

Tracy Kristen

Poet Kristen Tracy '98 wins 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

The Poetry Foundation will honor Kristen Tracy '98 during its Pegasus Awards ceremony on June 12th and her first collection of poetry Half-Hazard will be published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

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