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.


Jonathan White

Alumnus writer-sailor-surfer tours with Tides

MFA in Writing alumnus Jonathan White '13 is on a national tour with his recently published book, Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean (Trinity Univ. Press, 2017).

Stephanie Cassatly '07 W

Writer Cassatly ’07 spreads forgiveness

Stephanie Cassatly's memoir Notice of Release is about her journey to forgive her mother's killer. Published by eLectio Publishing, the book will be available April 21, 2017 through Amazon.

Michele Moore W '91

Moore (W '91) wins Langum prize for best historical fiction

Michele Moore (W '91) has won the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

Leah Kaminsky-Voss Award

Kaminsky (MFAW '13) wins 2016 Voss Literary Prize

Leah Kaminsky, author, doctor, and 2013 alumna of the MFA in Writing program, has won the 2016 Voss Literary Prize for her debut novel The Waiting Room (Vintage).

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MFA in Writing announces public events during winter residency

Our winter MFA in Writing residency returns at the end of the month and a number of visiting writers will be on hand to give public readings and presentations in the Chapel at College Hall.

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