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

Julianna Baggott

Julianna Baggott

Faculty Director / Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Screenwriting

Rick Baitz

Rick Baitz

Faculty

Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer

Visiting Writer

Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach

Faculty / Fiction

Alison Bechdel, photo copyright Elena Seibert

Alison Bechdel

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2016

Mildred Beltré

Mildred Beltré

Artist-in-Residence

Dalida María Benfield

Dalida María Benfield

Faculty Co-Chair

Tom Birdseye, Faculty, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Tom Birdseye

Faculty

Andrew Blauvelt

Andrew Blauvelt

Guest Designer

Stephan Bucher

Stephan Bucher

Guest Designer

Burkard

Michael Burkard

Visiting Poet

Mary Cappello

Mary Cappello

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2017

Steve Carpenter photo

B. Stephen Carpenter II

Course Faculty

Joy Castro

Joy Castro

Visiting Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2016

Salome Chasnoff

Salome Chasnoff

Visiting Faculty

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