MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Faculty

Our faculty are nationally known writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for young people. Collectively, they have published more than 250 books, which have had numerous citations and won national and international accolades.

Citation lists include School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year, New York Times Best Book of the Year, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, Los Angeles Times Book Award, Redbook Children's Book of the Year, Booklist Reviewer's Choice, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Best Picture Book of the Year. Faculty books have won such honors as the Newbery Honor Awards, Michael L. Printz Award, the Parents Choice Gold Award, the Christopher Medal, the Edgar Award, and the Governor General’s Award. We also have National Book Award finalists and one winner (Will Alexander).

An Na, Faculty, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

An Na

Faculty

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

Tom Birdseye

Faculty

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

Alan Cumyn

Faculty Chair

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

Sharon Darrow

Faculty

Louise Hawes

Louise Hawes

Faculty

A.S. King, Faculty for MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at VCFA

A.S. King

Faculty

Jane Kurtz, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Jane Kurtz

Faculty

Martine Leavitt

Martine Leavitt

Faculty

Kekla Magoon

Kekla Magoon

Faculty

Daniel José Older

Daniel José Older

Visiting Faculty

Liz Garton Scanlon

Liz Garton Scanlon

Visiting Faculty

Nova Ren Suma

Nova Ren Suma

Visiting Faculty

Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka

Faculty

Linda Urban

Linda Urban

Visiting Faculty

Tim Wynne-Jones, VCFA Writing for Children & Young Adults Program

Tim Wynne-Jones

Faculty