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

Joy Castro

Joy Castro

Visiting Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2016

Salome Chasnoff

Salome Chasnoff

Visiting Faculty

Lucy Christopher

Lucy Christopher

Visiting Writer

Mike Cloud

Mike Cloud

Visiting Faculty

Marya Cohn

Marya Cohn

Faculty

Henry Cole

Henry Cole

Visiting Writer

Laura Colella

Laura Colella

Faculty Chair

William Contino

Workshop Faculty

Kim Cosier

Kim Cosier

Faculty Co-Chair

Mark Cox

Mark Cox

Faculty, Poetry

Mojie Crigler

Mojie Crigler

Visiting Alumna Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2016

Denise Gonzales Crisp

Denise Gonzales Crisp

Guest Designer

Alan Cumyn, Faculty, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Alan Cumyn

Faculty Chair

Trinie Dalton, VCFA Writing Program

Trinie Dalton

Faculty, Fiction

Trinie Dalton

Trinie Dalton

Faculty / Fiction, Nonfiction (Criticism), Artists’ Books

Kyle Dargan

Visiting Poet, Winter 2017

Sharon Darrow, Faculty, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Sharon Darrow

Faculty

Nina Davenport

Nina Davenport

Faculty

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