MFA in Writing

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Our 35 years of experience has allowed VCFA to create what The Atlantic and Poets & Writers rankings and, most importantly, graduates of the MFA in Writing have consistently called “the best of the best.”

Read how students, faculty, and alumni work towards a new future with confidence in their individual vision of the world and the courage to give voice to that vision.


Tracy Kristen

Poet Kristen Tracy '98 wins 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book Award

The Poetry Foundation will honor Kristen Tracy '98 during its Pegasus Awards ceremony on June 12th and her first collection of poetry Half-Hazard will be published by Graywolf Press in 2018.

Connie May Fowler

Connie May Fowler book launch celebration May 27 in Café Anna

The VCFA Novel Retreat invites you to join in the celebration of the launch of Connie May Fowler's latest work, A Million Fragile Bones, on Saturday, May 27, at 4:30pm in Café Anna.

T. Geronimo Johnson

T. Geronimo Johnson wins $50K Simpson Family Literary Prize

MFA in Writing visiting faculty member T. Geronimo Johnson has won the $50,000 Simpson Family Literary Prize. 

chapbook competition

Emrys Press Chapbook Competition call for submissions

Submissions for Emrys Press second annual poetry competition open May 15, 2017.

Vivan Dorsel

Vivian Dorsel (W '06) selected for William's College Alumni award!

Vivian Dorsel (W '06) was selected for the Purple with Purpose Award by the Williams Association of the Berkshires.

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