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February 12, 2021

Ibi Zoboi

Ibi Zoboi is the New York Times-bestselling author of My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich (Penguin, 2019), her middle-grade...
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February 2, 2021

Lori Steel, 2012 MFA in WCYA

Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx and literary agent Lori Steel has had a long career in all aspects of books—a career that eventually...
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News January 27, 2021

ALA Youth Media Awards Honor VCFA Writers

The American Library Association announced its 2021 award winners for "the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults" on...
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News January 27, 2021
December 16, 2020

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 ...
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December 14, 2020

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 ...
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December 10, 2020

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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December 2, 2020

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,...
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December 1, 2020

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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Event November 19, 2020

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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November 13, 2020

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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