Ecstatic Beasts: a VCFA Open Call for Art

Ecstatic Beasts: A Call for ArtAnimals are regarded a multiplicity of functions in contemporary human society and culture, serving as pets, food, clothing, medicine, surrogates, life-savers and proxies—to name a few. Their role is hotly contested, as what it means to support animal stewardship and still acknowledge our collective dependence upon them is a murky, and often political, ground. And then the question: which animal?

WCYA Welcomes Summer 2018 Visiting Writers & New Faculty

In Vermont, our Visiting Writer will be graphic novelist Jillian Tamaki. Author and literacy advocate Penny Kittle will also join us for an interview with faculty member Linda Urban. Cori McCarthy is a graduate of VCFA and will be attending their first residency as a faculty member of the program.

In the UK, Katherine Paterson will be participating in this summer’s Bath Spa residency. Siobhán Parkinson will also join students for an afternoon in Oxford, where she and Katherine will be interviewed by faculty member David Gill.

MFA in Writing Announces Visiting Writers for 2018 Summer Residency

We have an exciting lineup of visiting writers, one of whom is a VCFA alumnus. Please join us for our public readings. All events take place in the College Hall Chapel and are as follows:

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Clifford Thompson, Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer
Reading: Thursday, June 28, 7:30 PM

2018 summer Studio Intensives announced

MAT CampVCFA will offer Art & Design Studio Intensives beginning this July to rising students in grades eight through 12. 

Now accepting applications for the new International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

This global program for writers and writing, with a focus on transnational literature in English and world literature in translation, is the first of its kind in the world. Up to two full-ride scholarships are available annually. You can apply today by following this link

Announcing the new Art More Than Ever podcast

Titled Art More Than Ever, the podcast will showcase the breadth of artists VCFA brings to its campus through its nine academic programs.

Art More Than Ever really highlights the best of VCFA. Our artists, writers, designers, musicians, and filmmakers all have stories to tell and experiences to share. These remarkable interviews get to the heart of what drives our artists and what makes VCFA so extraordinary,” said VCFA President Thomas Christopher Greene. 

VCFA launches International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

Modeled after VCFA’s world-renowned low-residency MFA programs, the International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation brings together the high quality and prestige of VCFA’s graduate education excellence, with the opportunity to engage in creative writing and literary translation in a wholly international context.

VCFA President Tom Greene signs joint statements condemning recent acts of discrimination

Gov. SealGreene joined Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. and Governor-elect Phil Scott, and Vermont college and university presidents in signing a statement titled “In Support of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness.” He also signed an open letter, along with 110 college and university presidents from around the country, asking President-Elect Donald Trump to condemn recent acts of hate.