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

Matthew Dickman, MFA in Writing

Matthew Dickman

Faculty, Poetry

Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman

Faculty / Poetry, Copywriting

Don DiNicola, VCFA Music Composition Program

Don DiNicola

Faculty

Keetra Dean Dixon

Keetra Dean Dixon

Guest Designer

Michelle Dizon

Michelle Dizon

Faculty

Michael Early, VCFA Music Composition Program

Michael Early

Faculty

Eshrat Erfanian

Artist-in-Residence

Kathryn Erskine

Kathryn Erskine

Visiting Writer

Everything-Type-Company

Everything-Type-Company

Guest Designers

Tarfia Faizullah, Visiting Poet

Tarfia Faizullah

Visiting Poet, Summer 2016

Kenneth FitzGerald by Mark Andresen

Kenneth FitzGerald

Guest Designer

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

Visiting Faculty, CNF

Connie May Fowler

Connie May Fowler

Faculty, CNF/Fiction Faculty; Novel Retreat

Abby Frucht photographed by David Richard Schuhart

Abby Frucht

Faculty, Fiction

Miciah Bay Gault

Miciah Bay Gault

Program Director/ Editing, Fiction

Marie-Louise Gay

Marie-Louise Gay

Visiting Writer

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