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With all book tours going remote last year, VCFA’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program began a series of celebrations, Book Birthday Parties! Join program staff in celebrating these incredible books and amazing achievements of our beloved community.

Use this link to register for an individual event or all four at once. All events start at 8 pm ET. We’ll see you on Zoom!

September 15

Beth Bacon ’16, The Book No One Wants to Read
Kristy Everington ’17, Isobel Adds It Up
Laura Sibson ’12, Edie in Between
Caroline Pritchard (current student), Gitty and Kvetch
Leda Schubert ’04, Dogs Love Cars
Dana Rau ’15, Who was Juliette Gordon

October 20

Mindy Hardwick ’05, Some Stories Are Not Seen
Karen Krossing ’20, Sour Cakes
Diane Telgen ’17, The Ghostly Tales of Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses
Jenn Bailey ’17, The Ghostly Tales of Newport
Jules Heller ’17, The Ghostly Tales of the Finger Lakes
Jay Whistler ’17, The Ghostly Tales of San Antonio

November 16

Jen White ’07, A Thousand Minutes to Sunlight
Heather Demetrios ’14, Code Name Badass: The True Story of Virginia Hall
Donna Janell Bowman ’17, King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara
Suma Subramaniam ’17, Centaurs and Fairies
Laura Ojeda Melchor ’17, Missing Okalee

December 15

Lakita Wilson ’20, What Is Black Lives Matter?
Rene Colato Lainez ’05, Let’s Be Friends/Seamos Amigos
Janet Fox ’10, Carry Me Home
Beth Bacon ’16, COVID Vaccines
Ginger Johnson ’09, The Other Side of Luck

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September 15, 2021
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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