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WCYA alumni Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison co-author new book

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults 2012 graduates Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison, have co-authored a book together!

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WCYA faculty member wins Asian Pacific American Award for Literature

UmaWCYA Faculty member Uma Krishnaswami has won the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature in the children's category!

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VCFA Young Writers Network expands programming thanks to $10,000 NEA grant

NEAVCFA's Young Writers Network received a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge Grant this week, which will help expand the network’s efforts to connect professional authors with youth who are underserved by existing creative writing programs and underrepresented in children’s literature as a whole.

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WCYA announces visiting writers and public events for the January 2018 residency

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults will welcome author/Illustrator Ashley Wolff and author Elana K. Arnold at the January 2018 residency. 

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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.  

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