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MFA in WCYA Summer 2021 Residency Events

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program's summer residency will be held remotely July 7-16, with an exciting lineup of livestreamed public…
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Rita Williams-Garcia

Rita Williams-Garcia, a Queens, New York, native, is the celebrated author of novels for young adults and middle grade readers. Her middle grade novel Clayton…
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Jasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga is the New York Times-bestselling author of Other Words For Home, which earned multiple awards including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck…
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Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez has published ten novels, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. His novel Bait won the…
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Kari Anne Holt

Kari Anne Holt has dedicated her writing career to making sure kids (and adults) understand that anyone can be the main character of a book, and everyone deserves to…
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Art + Connection — Spring for VCFA

This year our annual Spring for VCFA event, Art + Connection, will feature a series of readings, performances, screenings, conversations, and more from May 19…
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WCYA Book Birthday Parties

We could all use a bit of celebration in our lives these days, and the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults has us…
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Daria Peoples-Riley

Daria Peoples’ first job was at nine years old in the children’s section of her hometown library in Paso Robles, California. She worked a little,…
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Randy Ribay

Randy Ribay is the author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, After the Shot Drops, and, most recently, Patron Saints of Nothing—which received five starred reviews, was…
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Sandra Nickel, 2012 MFA in WCYA

Only a few months into 2021, Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx Sandra Nickel has already received numerous accolades for her recent nonfiction picture…
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