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

Paul Johnston

Artist-in-Residence

Frank Juarez

Frank Juarez

Faculty

Nikki Juen, faculty co-chair, Graphic Design

Nikki Juen

Faculty Co-Chair

J. Kates

Visiting Translator, Winter 2017

Kelly

Donika Kelly

Visiting Writer

Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour

Faculty / Fiction, Novel, Memoir

Carla Kihlstedt

Carla Kihlstedt

Faculty

Ely Kim

Ely Kim

Guest Designer

Yunim Kim

Yunim Kim

Guest Designer

A.S. King, Faculty for MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at VCFA

A.S. King

Faculty

Tim Kirkman

Faculty / Stage & Screen

Oliver Klimpel

Oliver Klimpel

Guest Designer

Jane Kurtz, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Jane Kurtz

Faculty

Nicolas Lampert

Nicolas Lampert

Artist-in-Residence

Kirby Larson

Kirby Larson

Visiting Writer

Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2017

Việt Lê

Việt Lê

Visiting Faculty

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