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.”

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Winter Sisters

Robin Oliveira (’06) announces new novel

MFA in Writing alumna Robin Oliveira (’06) has announced that her latest novel, Winter Sisters, will be published by Viking Books on February 27, 2018. 

Victor LaValle

Dates and times announced for Visiting Writers at MFAW Summer Residency

Visiting writers and poets will be on campus for the upcoming MFA in Writing summer residency. 

International Book Awards

Three MFA in Writing alumni are Finalists for 2017 International Book Awards

Congratulations to: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher '06/faculty for Best New Non-Fiction (Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, Autumn House); Donald Quist '13 for Narrative Non-Fiction (Harbors, AWST Press); and Mary Dingee Filmore '05 for Historical Fiction (An Address in Amsterdam, She Writes Press).

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.

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