MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

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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.

Learn how this diverse and dynamic community of writers earn success in their artistic pursuits on local, national, and global levels.


Debbie Ridpath Ohi and Ibi Zoboi

MFA in WCYA announces its lineup for Visiting Writers for the Winter Residency

During the January 11-22 MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults residency, we will host Visiting Author and Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi and Darrow Lecturer Ibi Zoboi.

Sara Ryan and Melissa Marr

WCYA Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The Writing for Children and Young Adults program is thrilled to announce two new faculty members. Please join us in welcoming Melissa Marr and Sara Ryan!

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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!

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