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With all book tours going remote in 2020, VCFA’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program began our Book Birthday Parties, a virtual series that celebrates recent publications from our WCYA network. Join us once again in celebrating these incredible books and amazing achievements of our beloved community in 2023.

Use the links below to register for each month’s celebration. All events start at 8 pm ET. We’ll see you on Zoom!

February 15 | Register »

Angela Morrison ‘04, Rockhound
Ann Cardinal ‘07, Breakup From Hell
Jacqui Lipton ‘16, Our Data Ourselves: A Personal Guide to Digital Privacy
Jacquetta Nammar Feldman ’23, The Puttermans Are in the House
Ariana Amini ’03, Baba’s Gift

March 15th | Register »

Cate Berry ‘17, Thank You, Teach
Jan Lower ‘14, The Brilliant Calculator: How Mathematician Edith Clarke Helped Electrify America
Cynthia Surrisi ‘14, The Bones of Birka: Unraveling the Mystery of a Female Viking Warrior
Kelly Bennett ‘07, The House That Ruth Built
Tziporah Cohen ‘15, City Beet
Additional readers TBD

April 19 | Register »

Rocky Callen ‘19, Ab(solutely) Normal
Shari Swanson ’12, Gertie, the Darling Duck of WWII
Laurie Wallmark ‘16, Her Eyes on the Stars: Maria Mitchell, Astronomer
Kathleen Miller ‘15, Crimson Smoke & the Emerald Flame: The Tale of the Hidden Village
Cynthia Surrisi ‘14, The Unofficial Lola Bay Fanclub

May 17 | Register »

Julie Lee ’21, In The Tunnel
Anne Bustard ’10, Far Out!
Sandra Feder ’23, Peaceful Me
Veeda Bybee ’18, Shining A  light
Jenn Bailey ’17, Henry, Like Always
Callie C. Miller ’14, The Hunt For The Hollower

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March 15, 2023
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm