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With all book tours going remote in 2020, 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 links below to register for each month’s celebration. All events start at 8 pm ET. We’ll see you on Zoom!

August 17 | Register »

Jen Breach ’23, Riley Reynolds Crushes Costume Day
Jan Lower ’14, A Song for the Cosmos
Skyler Schrempp ’20, Three Strike Summer
Amanda West Lewis ’17, These Are Not the Words

September 21 | Register »

Jennifer Adams ’22, A Book, Too, Can Be a Star: The Story of Madeleine L’Engle and the Making of A Wrinkle in Time
Jenn Bailey ’17, Meowsterpieces
Robin Kirk ’14, The Mother’s Wheel
Karen Krossing ’20, One Tiny Bubble: The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor
Yamile Saied Méndez ’17, Horse Country Three and Our Shadows Have Claws
Joni Sensel ’15, A Curse on the Wind

October 19 | Register »

Beth Bacon ’16, The Panda Cub Swap
Barbara Krasner ’06, Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems
Lyn Miller-Lachmann ’12, Torch
Stacy Nockowitz ’24, The Prince of Steel Pier
Suma Subramaniam ’17, Namaste Is a Greeting
Diane Telgen ’17, The Ghostly Tales of the Midwest

November 16 | Register »

Tziporah Cohen ’15, On the Corner of Chocolate Avenue: How Milton Hershey Brought Milk Chocolate to America
Laura Obuobi ’21, Black Gold
Suma Subramaniam ’17, She Sang for India
Ashley Walker ’18 & Maureen Charles ’19, Music Mavens: 15 Women of Note in the Industry
Dianne White ’07, Look and Listen: Who’s in the Garden, Meadow, and Brook?

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August 17, 2022
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm