Alumnx Events & Programs
We offer events and programming specifically for our alumnx with new opportunities to connect (both on campus and from afar) being developed all the time!
In addition to remote Alumnx Events & Programs, VCFA graduates can return to campus for postgraduate study to reinvigorate their career or jump-start new work. Our postgraduate and non-degree offerings allow alumnx to be part of the dynamic VCFA community of faculty, visiting lecturers, guests, and MFA candidates. Explore our full list of postgraduate offerings at the button below.
WCYA Book Birthday Parties
With all book tours going remote in 2020, VCFA’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program began a series of celebrations we call Book Birthday Parties. Join program staff in celebrating the incredible books and amazing achievements of our beloved community.
Alumnx Reading Series
In collaboration with a few MFA in Writing alumnx, we designed this series of readings based on the “Student Readings” many graduates of the low-residency writing program might remember from their time on campus. These brief and informal readings offer an excuse to dust off that old draft, share something new and, above all, connect with fellow writers.
The VCFA MFA in Visual Art has launched a new Alumnx Artist-Talk Series—conversations with alumnx about their work and centered on a specific theme, idea, or element of artistic practice. More details coming soon!
WCYA Alumnx Mini-Residency
The Writing for Children & Young Adults Alumnx Mini-Residency offers an opportunity for alumnx to participate in workshops led by VCFA faculty members, enjoy lectures and panel discussions, and participate in alumnx readings. In addition, alumnx can engage with editors, agents, and/or publicists—influential individuals who ultimately define a writer’s career.
Music Composition Alumnx Weekend
Graphic Design Alumnx Weekend
VCFA offers retreat space at the Louise Harwood Crowley Center for Faculty & Alumnx (Crowley Center) and Martin House for use by alumnx from all programs. There are two distinct types of alumnx retreat, which may be scheduled at various times of the year when space is available.
Blackout dates apply; see the academic calendar for residency dates, which constitute blackout periods for Crowley Center. There may be additional blackout dates not indicated in the residency schedule.
Typical open dates are as follows: mid-February through end of March; May through mid-June; late August through late September; and November through mid-December. Interested alumnx may contact us to inquire about other possible open times.
For more information about scheduling a retreat, please contact Alumnx Affairs at [email protected].
Writer2Writer Alumnx Exchange
Writer2Writer pairs alumnx looking for support on postgraduate writing endeavors through a coordinated packet exchange with fellow graduates.
Alumnx Critique Groups/Studio Visits