MFA in Writing

Visiting Writers

Our Visiting Writers are world-class authors in the fields of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. During each residency, our Visiting Writers deliver lectures and give readings from their latest works, as well as meet with students to discuss craft and process.

Alison Bechdel, photo copyright Elena Seibert

Alison Bechdel

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2016

Mary Cappello

Mary Cappello

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2017

Joy Castro

Joy Castro

Visiting Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2016

Alexander Chee

Alexander Chee

Visiting Writer, Winter 2018

Mojie Crigler

Mojie Crigler

Visiting Alumna Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2016

Kyle Dargan

Visiting Poet, Winter 2017

Tere Dávila

Visiting Writer, Winter 2018

Tarfia Faizullah, Visiting Poet

Tarfia Faizullah

Visiting Poet, Summer 2016

James Hannaham, photo by Ian Douglas

James Hannaham

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2016

Herrera Yuri

Yuri Herrera

Visiting VCFA Reads Author, Winter 2018

Major Jackson

Major Jackson

Distinguished Visiting Poet, Winter 2016

Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess

Visiting Poet, Winter 2018

J. Kates

Visiting Translator, Winter 2017

Victor LaValle

Victor LaValle

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2017

Ada Limon

Ada Limón

Visiting Poet, Summer 2017

Robin MacArthur

Robin MacArthur

Visiting Alumna Fiction Writer, Summer 2017

Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham

Alumna/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2018

Jamaal May, Visiting Poet

Jamaal May

Visiting Poet, Summer 2016

Richard Michelson

Richard Michelson

Visiting Alumni Poet, Winter 2017

Maggie Nelson The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

Visiting Writer, Winter 2017

Jericho Parms

Alumna Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2017

Emily Raboteau

Emily Raboteau

Visiting Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2017