Profile

Katie Bayerl is the founding director of the VCFA Young Writers Network and has taught creative writing to teens in schools, detention facilities, and a variety of community settings, including Boston’s GrubStreet.

Prior to attending VCFA’s Writing for Children & Adults program, Katie earned degrees in education from Brown and Tufts universities and taught 9th grade English in the Boston Public Schools. She is a winner of the PEN New England Children’s Book Discovery Award and the Lois Lowry Fellowship from the Friends of the West Roxbury Library. Her debut young adult novel, A Psalm for Lost Girls (Putnam, 2017), was named a spring top pick by Amazon, RT, and Books-a-Million and a “can’t miss” by Boston Magazine.

Education

MFA - WCYA | VCFA

Erin E. Moulton

YWN Workshop Leader, Alumni Mini-Residency

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Lee Martin

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Ellen Lesser

Faculty Chair, MFA in Writing; Director, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Bernice L. McFadden

Faculty, Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Jeff Kleinman

Faculty, Novel Retreat