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Students, faculty and alumni from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults are New York Times bestselling authors, National Book Award Finalists, and Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners.

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Zoboi

Titles by WCYA Alumni Appear on the 2017 NYT Notable Children’s Books List

ZoboiThe New York Times Book Review has added titles by Ibi Zoboi (’14) and Cassie Beasley (’13), both graduates from the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program, to their 2017 NYT Notable Children’s Books List.  

NBA longlist

Ibi Zoboi and Rita Williams-Garcia make National Book Award shortlist

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults alumna Ibi Zoboi ('14) and former WCYA faculty member Rita Williams-Garcia have made the shortlist for the 2017 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

Johnson

Angela Johnson Scholarship extended through 2020

Thanks to a generous donation from Barry Goldblatt, the Angela Johnson Scholarship for New Students of Color or Ethnic Minority is now extended through 2020.

YWN Grant

VCFA Young Writers Network receives Vermont Community Foundation grant

The VCFA Young Writers Network has received a $2,500 Small and Inspiring Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation! 

Julie Berry

MFA in WCYA summer residency lecture series and public readings announced

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults summer residency starts Saturday, July 8 with a number of public readings scheduled, including the first Darrow Lecture Series event!

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