MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

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Students, faculty and alumni from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults are New York Times bestselling authors, National Book Award Finalists, and Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.

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Julie Berry

WCYA Announces Summer Visiting Writers

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program is pleased to announce that Julie Berry (’08), Anita Silvey, and Katherena Vermette will be on campus as Visiting Writers for the July 2017 residency. Students attending the concurrent residency abroad will be joined by British picture book creator Mini Grey for a day in Oxford.

Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson Joins MFA in WCYA Faculty

We are delighted to announce that Varian Johnson (’09) will be joining the Writing for Children & Young Adults Program this summer as a visiting faculty member.

Princess Monori

WCYA alumna's book wins Bronze 2017 IPPY award

Princess Monori, written by WCYA '03 alumna Beth Walker, won a Bronze 2017 IPPY award in the Multicultural Children/Young Adult category. 

Jiton Davidson

WCYA student honored as Lee & Low New Visions Award finalist

Congratulations to Jiton Davidson, whose novel Sun-Kadelic: An Afro-Futuristic, Historical Fiction has been named a finalist for the 2017 Lee & Low New Visions Award! Jiton is currently a student in the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program.

Brookline event

Three WCYA alumni discuss virgins, saints, and mystics in young adult books

Mystics, virgins, and saints will take center stage in a discussion among young adult authors Marianna Baer, Katie Bayerl, and Julie Berry at Brookline Booksmith on April 13 at 7 p.m. 

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