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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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Dana Walrath, 2010 MFA in WCYA

VCFA alumnx Dana Walrath has received a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council to support the opera adaptation of her 2016 graphic memoir, Aliceheimer’s.…
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A Celebration of Katherine Paterson & Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith has been named the first Katherine Paterson Chair in VCFA's MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program.
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Bonnie Pipkin, 2014 MFA in WCYA

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he abandons…
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