Lecture by Visiting Writer Vanessa Brantley Newton

Vanessa will speak about diversity in the picture book world, and the joy children feel when they see themselves on the page.


Visiting Writer Joseph Bruchac in Conversation with WCYA faculty Cynthia Leitich Smith

Author Joseph Bruchac in conversation with Cynthia Leitich Smith: Reflections on the lessons learned over Joe’s more than forty years of creating poetry, books, and music with an emphasis on Indigenous, particularly Abenaki, literature.


Joseph Bruchac Storytelling Event

Master storyteller Joseph Bruchac brings stories to life! Join Joseph for a storytelling event for kids of all ages. This event is suitable for families!


Darrow Lecture by Alumnx Visiting Writer Jenn Bailey

Jenn Bailey (’17), author of the award-winning A Friend for Henry, gives this year’s alumnx lecture!


Lecture by Visiting Writer Kacen Callender

2020 National Book Award Winner Kacen Callendar will delve into the purpose of theme in writing. How is the thing that is essentially the soul of the novel connected to our everyday human experience, and what are the lessons and questions we grapple with?


(Clockwise from top left: Joseph Bruchac, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Jenn Bailey, Kacen Callender)