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WCYA announces visiting writers for the January 2018 residency

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults will welcome author/Illustrator Ashley Wolff and author Elana K. Arnold at the January 2018 residency. 


Titles by WCYA Alumni Appear on the 2017 NYT Notable Children’s Books List

ZoboiThe New York Times Book Review has added titles by Ibi Zoboi (’14) and Cassie Beasley (’13), both graduates from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program, to their 2017 NYT Notable Children’s Books List.  


Writing & Publishing student’s writing and research helps crack 37-year-old cold case

JKGMFA in Writing & Publishing student Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons is gaining national notice for her work spotlighting a 37-year-old homicide and kidnapping case in California that has led to a major arrest.

Tariku Shiferaw to visit 2018 winter residency as Artist-in-Residence

ShiferawThe MFA in Visual Art program at VCFA welcomes Tariku Shiferaw as our Artist-in-Residence this winter.  

Winter 18

MFA in Writing announces public events during Winter 2018 residency

Visiting writers for the December 28 – January 8 residency include a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a bestselling novelist, an award-winning fiction writer from Puerto Rico, and a nonfiction writer who graduated from the MFA in Writing program.

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