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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 Fall 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!

August 16 | Register»
Dana Rau ’15, Sense of Play
Karen Krossing ’20, Monster vs. Boy
Marianna Baer ’08, Wolfwood
Jonathan Kastin ’12, Transmogrify!: 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic

September 20 | Register»

Anna Jordan ‘11, Shira and Esther’s Double Dream Debut
Ashley Wilda ’19, The Night Fox
Amanda Lewis ’17, Focus. Click. Wind.
Rebecca Van Slyke ’08, The Power of Yeti
Mary Winn Heider ’12, The Stupendous Switcheroo: New Powers Every 24 Hours
Alycia Kelly ‘23, The Antiquity Affair

October 18 | Register»

Robin Hall ’23, The Littlest Weaver
Jen Malia ‘24, The Infinity Rainbow Club: Nick and the Brick Builder Challenge
Catherine Laudone ’23, She Kept Dancing: The True Story of a Professional Dancer with a Limb Difference
Jenn Bishop ’14, Free Throws, Friendship, and Other Things We Fouled Up
Beth Bacon ’16, The Family Santa Almost Forgot
Alycia Kelly ‘23, With Regrets

November 15 | Register»

Gretchen Woelfle ‘00, How Ben Franklin Became a Revolutionary in Seven (Not-So-Easy) Steps
Sean Petrie ‘11, Cracked & Broken
Jen Malia ‘24, The Infinity Rainbow Club: Violet and the Jurassic Land Exhibit
Rebecca Bendheim ‘21, Coming Out Party
Karen Kane ’16, Alphabuddies: G is First!
Jenn Bailey ’17, The Twelve Hours of Christmas

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November 15, 2023
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm