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MFA in WCYA Winter 2021 Residency Events

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program's winter residency will be held remotely January 10–19, with a fabulous lineup of livestreamed public…
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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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Kacen Callender

Born and raised in St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, Kacen Callender is a bestselling and award-winning author of the middle-grade novels Hurricane Child and King and the Dragonflies, the…
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Jenn Bailey

Jenn Bailey graduated with her MFA from VCFA in January 2017 and has since refused to leave. Her debut picture book, A Friend for Henry, received the ALA Schneider…
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Vanessa Brantley Newton

Vanessa Brantley Newton is a self-taught illustrator, doll maker, and crafter who studied Fashion Illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology and children's book illustration…
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Sheela Chari

Sheela Chari writes about missing things. She is the author of the upcoming middle grade novel Karthik Delivers and several middle grade mysteries, including The…
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Joseph Bruchac

Joseph Bruchac holds a BA in English from Cornell University, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse, and a PhD in Comparative Literature…
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WCYA Book Birthday Parties, Fall 2020

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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VCFA Friendsgiving, November 19

In this season of giving thanks and celebrating connections, we are grateful to everyone in the VCFA community.
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Matt Crabb, 2021 MFA in WCYA

Matt participated in an e-interview with us in November of 2020. Below are edited excerpts from our conversations about writing, creating art for young audiences,…
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