MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

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Students, faculty and alumni from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults are New York Times bestselling authors, National Book Award Finalists, and Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.

Learn how this diverse and dynamic community of writers earn success in their artistic pursuits on local, national, and global levels.


spring for the green 2018

Spring for the Green: Tuesday, April 3!

Spring for the GreenSave the date for VCFA's annual spring giving day!


WCYA faculty member wins Asian Pacific American Award for Literature

UmaWCYA Faculty member Uma Krishnaswami has won the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature in the children's category!


VCFA Young Writers Network expands programming thanks to $10,000 NEA grant

NEAVCFA's Young Writers Network received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge Grant this week, which will help expand the network’s efforts to connect professional authors with youth who are underserved by existing creative writing programs and underrepresented in children’s literature as a whole.


WCYA alumni co-write book dedicated to VCFA

ShinyWCYA 2012 alumni Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison have co-written the new book Every Shiny Thing due out from Amulet Books in April. 


WCYA announces visiting writers and public events for the January 2018 residency

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults will welcome author/Illustrator Ashley Wolff and author Elana K. Arnold at the January 2018 residency. 

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