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Visiting Writers Winter 2019 Residency

MFA in Writing announces its lineup of Visiting Writers for the Winter Residency

Visiting writers for the December 28 – January 8 MFA in Writing residency include a New York Times bestselling author, a National Book Award finalist, a MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow, and an emerging alumna fiction writer. Each one will give a free, public reading in the Chapel in College Hall.

Parneshia and Hasanthika

MFA in Writing announces new visiting faculty members

The MFA in Writing program is pleased to introduce two new visiting faculty members who will teach during the Winter-Spring Semester beginning December 28, 2018.

Terrance Hayes

Writing Announces VCFA READS Book Pick for Winter Residency

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018) is a new collection of poems by National Book Award winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Terrance Hayes.

Jacqueline Braswell and Urska Draz

Student Combines Love of Poetry and Fashion

4th semester poetry student Jacqueline Braswell was in her glory during the MFA in Writing Slovenia residency this summer, when she met one of Slovenia's top fashion designers, Urska Draz, in her studio.

Visiting writers

MFA in Writing Announces Visiting Writers for 2018 Summer Residency

The MFA in Writing will hold its summer residency from June 25-July 5.

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