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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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WCYA Welcomes Summer 2018 Visiting Writers & New Faculty

WCYA is delighted to announce four guests who will be part of our July residencies in Vermont and the UK. We have two truly special residencies ahead!

WCYA Launches New Program Blog, Wild Things

We are so pleased to announce the launch of our new program blog, Wild Things.

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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!


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!


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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