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News June 1, 2016

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program announces new visiting faculty

We are delighted to announce that Daniel José Older, Liz Garton Scanlon, and Linda Urban will be joining the program this summer as our new…
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News June 1, 2016
News May 23, 2016

WCYA Alumnx Win 2016 Crystal Kite Awards

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has announced the winners of the 2016 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards. Two WCYA alumnx are…
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News May 23, 2016
News April 18, 2016

MFA in WCYA Alumna Meg Wiviott to Receive Christopher Award

Meg Wiviott's (’11) Paper Hearts (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster) was selected to receive a Christopher Award in the Books for Young People category.
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News April 18, 2016
News April 13, 2016

The Walls Around Us by WCYA Faculty Member Nova Ren Suma Is a #1 New York Times Best Seller

Congratulations to Writing for Children & Young Adults faculty member Nova Ren Suma, whose YA novel The Walls Around Us became a New York Times…
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News April 13, 2016
News March 7, 2016

WCYA Faculty and Alumna Receive 2016 Charlotte Zolotow Award Honors

We are pleased to share that works by Writing for Children & Young Adults faculty member Kathi Appelt and alumna Alicia Potter ’05 have been…
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News March 7, 2016
News February 24, 2016

Candlewick Publishes Skila Brown’s “Slickety Quick”

Slickety Quick: Poems About Sharks, a picture book by Writing for Children & Young Adults alumna Skila Brown (’12), will be released on March 9th…
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News February 24, 2016
News February 10, 2016

MFA in WCYA Faculty Member Kekla Magoon (’05) Wins NAACP Image Award for Youth Literature

Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, authors of X: A Novel, won the Outstanding Literary Work Award for Youth/Teens.
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News February 10, 2016
News February 10, 2016

VCFA Faculty & Alumnx Lead LoonSong Writer’s Retreat, September 8-12

LoonSong, a retreat for writers for children and young adults, will take place at Elbow Lake Lodge in northern Minnesota from September 8-12, 2016, in…
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News February 10, 2016
News January 18, 2016

Vibrant Ideas: The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults at VCFA

A look into the acclaimed MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program at VCFA.
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News January 18, 2016
News January 13, 2016

Join Us for an Interview with M.T. Anderson on Monday, January 18

Award-winning author M.T. Anderson, the man who brought us Feed and the extraordinary two-part historical fiction Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, will join us…
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News January 13, 2016