Faculty Directory

Students come from around the country to work closely with VCFA's award-winning faculty. Diverse and accomplished, VCFA's faculty are working professionals who provide one-on-one mentorship, helping students to refine their craft, create a body of work, and develop a distinctive artistic vision.

Faculty maintain their own creative practice, distinguishing themselves as Pulitzer Prize finalists, National Book Award winners, Newbery Medalists, and award-winning designers, filmmakers, teachers, critics, and consultants.

"What VCFA gives a writer is that crucial combination of solitude and community, the excitement and intensity of the residency, then the focused ongoing dialogue with a mentor. What a gift–to know there's someone on the other end of the line! It's the best of both worlds–the modern classroom and the age-old experience of apprenticeship–a serious, personal and thrilling way to learn." - Betsy Sholl, Faculty, MFA in Writing faculty

Spektral Quartet, photo by Drew Reynolds

Winter 2017 Spektral Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

photo by Stefan Hard

Winter 2017 Talujon (Trio)

Visiting Ensemble

John Benthal

Winter 2017 Crossover Quintet

Visiting Ensemble

Jeanette Abbink

Jeanette Abbink

Guest Designer

David Almond

Visiting Writer

An Na, Faculty, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

An Na

Faculty

M. T. Anderson

M. T. Anderson

Visiting Writer

Ralph Angel

Ralph Angel

Faculty, Poetry

August 2016 String Quartet

August 2016 String Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

Eric Dudley, photo by Joshua South

August 2016 Vocal Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

Chatham Baroque

August 2016 Chatham Baroque

Visiting Ensemble

Rick Baitz

Rick Baitz

Faculty

Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer

Visiting Writer

Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach

Core Faculty / Fiction

Alison Bechdel, photo copyright Elena Seibert

Alison Bechdel

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2016

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