WCYA Faculty and Alumnus Win International Latino Book Award Honors

Best Young Adult Fiction Book – English

First Place: Shadowshaper
by Daniel José Older, Scholastic Books

Best Youth Chapter Fiction Book – English

Honorable Mention: Nomad
by William Alexander, Simon & Schuster

Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book – Bilingual

Honorable Mention: ¡Vamonos!/Let’s Go!
by René Colato Laínez, Holiday House

MFA in Graphic Design alumna Laura Rossi Garcia chosen to design inaugural AIGA journal

In its selection process, the Dialectic editorial board “sought to privilege and foster an up-and-coming designer that has already exhibited a particular interest and capacity in research and writing. Always of concern is a fluent formal sensibility for the ‘erudite’ product that was sought.”

Laura will also design the new journals associated website, Dialogue.

VCFA launches Young Writers Network program

The VCFA Young Writers Network was founded by graduates of the college’s renowned MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program and connects its alumni authors to youth who are underserved by existing creative writing programs and underrepresented in children’s literature as a whole.

MFA in Writing alum Tim Seibles is named Virginia’s Poet Laureate

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment on July 15. Tim was born and raised in Philadelphia. He earned a BA at Southern Methodist University and an MFA at Vermont College when it was part of Norwich University.

The VCFA community congratulates Tim on this incredible honor!

MFA in Visual Art Faculty Member Cauleen Smith receives new Ellsworth Kelly Award

The $40,000 Ellsworth Kelly Award, given through the Foundation of Contemporary Art, supports emerging, midcareer, and under-recognized artists by funding a solo exhibition of the winner’s work at a regional museum or university art gallery. The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation announced this month that it has donated $1 million to establish an endowment for this new contemporary art award.

VCFA launches new Artists Development Fund with $1 million gift

The Artists Development fund is geared toward emerging writers, visual artists, graphic designers, teachers, musicians, and filmmakers who are looking to further their education with an advanced degree. The Fund will help financially support artists from diverse backgrounds by providing them access to the highest level of graduate arts education.

Illumination Night Rescheduled for Tuesday, 12/12

Illumination Night, RCGather 'round with us on the Green as we light the tree, sing holiday songs, and generally be merry. VCFA President Tom Greene will welcome our friends and neighbors, and we encourage kids and adults alike to join in on the songs and community interaction. As always, we will have refreshments in the College Hall Gallery afterward.

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.

Vermont College of Fine Arts announces judges for Third Annual Vermont Book Award

VT Book Award GalaNominations for this year’s Vermont Book Award are open until March 1, 2017. The judges will select finalists to be announced in mid-June.

Second Annual Vermont Book Award is This Saturday, 9/24!

VBA GalaVCFA President Tom Greene will reveal the winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges from among nine finalists.

The Gala, which begins at 5 p.m. in VCFA’s Alumni Hall, will be a lively celebration of literature and creative culture, with distinguished guests from around the state. Music, dinner, and a keynote speech by New York Times bestselling author Ann Hood are among the events planned for this exciting evening.