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.”

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Alumna poet and translator to give October 11 reading in Cambridge

Barbara Siegel Carlson (’90) will read from her new poetry collection, Once in Every Language (Kelsey Books), on Wednesday, October 11, at Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA. 


Three books by MFAW alumna Sophfronia Scott due out this fall and winter

MFA in Writing alumna Sophfronia Scott ('14) has three new releases scheduled between September 2017 and February 2018!

Winter Sisters

Robin Oliveira (’06) announces new novel

MFA in Writing alumna Robin Oliveira (’06) has announced that her latest novel, Winter Sisters, will be published by Viking Books on February 27, 2018. 

Victor LaValle

Dates and times announced for Visiting Writers at MFAW Summer Residency

Visiting writers and poets will be on campus for the upcoming MFA in Writing summer residency. 

International Book Awards

Three MFA in Writing alumni are Finalists for 2017 International Book Awards

Congratulations to: Harrison Candelaria Fletcher '06/faculty for Best New Non-Fiction (Presentimiento: A Life in Dreams, Autumn House); Donald Quist '13 for Narrative Non-Fiction (Harbors, AWST Press); and Mary Dingee Filmore '05 for Historical Fiction (An Address in Amsterdam, She Writes Press).

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