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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 the links below to register in advance. All events start at 8 pm ET. We’ll see you on Zoom!

February 17 

Maya Chhabra (current student), Stranger on the Home Front
Sherry Shahan ’07, Purple Daze: A Far Out Trip, 1965
Laurie Wallmark ’16, Code Breaker, Spy Hunter: How Elizabeth Friedman Changed the Course of Two World Wars
Gilbert Ford ’15, From Here to There
Linda Oatman High ’10, As Far as Birds Can Fly

March 17

Evan Griffith ’19, Secrets of the Sea: The Story of Jeanne Power, Revolutionary Marine Scientist
Jennifer Adams ’21, I Am a Kindness Hero
Jenn Bishop ’14, Where We Used to Roam
Jess Rinker ’14, Send a Girl
Salima Alikhan ’17, Soraya and the Mermaid
Sandra Nickel ’12, The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

April 21

Barbara Krasner ’06, 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939
Tirzah Price ’15, Pride and Premeditation
Mary Winn Heider ’12, The Losers at the Center of the Galaxy
Lindsey Stoddard ’11, Bea Is for Blended
Cathy Fishman ’06, A Spring Stroll in the City
Erica George (current student), Words Composed of Sea and Sky

May 19 | Register Now »

J. Albert Mann ’17, Fix
Meghan Browne (current student), Indelible Ann: The Larger-Than-Life Story of Governor Ann Richards
Emma Kress ’20, Dangerous Play
Holly Green ’18, In the Same Boat
Azadeh Westergaard ’19, A Life Electric: The Story of Nikola Tesla
Laurie Morrison ’12, Saint Ivy



February 17, 2021
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm