MFA in Writing

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Our 35 years of experience has allowed VCFA to create what The Atlantic and Poets & Writers rankings and, most importantly, graduates of the MFA in Writing have consistently called “the best of the best.”

Read how students, faculty, and alumni work towards a new future with confidence in their individual vision of the world and the courage to give voice to that vision.


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.

VCFA 2018 writing programs auction is LIVE!

Auction logoVCFA’s MFA in Writing and MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults programs are teaming up this year to launch a two-week online auction that will benefit the Artists Development Fund as well as scholarships for students.


Writing alumna Robin Oliveira launches her third novel on tour of Pacific Northwest

Winter SistersRobin Oliveira ('06) is touring Washington and Oregon in February and March to promote her latest historical novel, The Winter Sisters (Viking), about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard.

Winter 18

MFA in Writing announces public events during Winter 2018 residency

Visiting writers for the December 28 – January 8 residency include a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a bestselling novelist, an award-winning fiction writer from Puerto Rico, and a nonfiction writer who graduated from the MFA in Writing program.

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