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Jude Ford, 2016 MFA in Writing

“Sometimes there’s just something that presses to be written. And you just have to write. It’s in your mind, and it keeps being there, and...

Kevin McLellan, 1999 MFA in Writing

In the fall of 2022, we interviewed Kevin McLellan (W ‘99), a self-identified “queer maker,” on their recent exhibition Wojnarowicz in Cambridge, the themes of...

Jen Lynn Bailey, 2013 MFA Writing for Children & Young Adults

In early 2023, VCFA interviewed 2013 WCYA graduate Jen Lynn Bailey, author of the picture book This is the Boat that Ben Built (Pajama Press...

Callie Newsom Doyle, 2024 MFA in Film

Meet filmmaker and class of 2024 Film candidate Callie Newsom Doyle, one of six recipients of our 2022 VCFA Center for Arts + Social Justice...

Thammika Songkaeo, 2022 International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

“It’s important to inspire questions. When people ask questions, they inherently link a part of themselves to a topic. We need those connections to be...

Laura Obuobi, 2021 MFA in WCYA

In the fall of 2022, we spoke with author and alumnx Laura Obuobi (WCYA ‘21) about her 2022 picture book publication Black Gold, her upcoming...

Jen Gilomen, 2023 MFA in Film

In the summer of 2022, we interviewed Center for Arts + Social Justice Fellowship Grant recipient Jen Gilomen (Film ’23) on her film DELIVERING JUSTICE....

Kei Slaughter, 2013 MFA in Music Composition

“Art is change. Art is a catalyst for organizing and moving people to action. Art has the power to reflect / reimagine / articulate ...

Jane Pincus, 1993 MFA in Visual Art

Almost three weeks after the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade (the landmark 1973 ruling that conferred the right to an abortion) in...

Jane Houng & Heather Demetrios, 2014 MFA in WCYA

Years after graduating from the WCYA program in 2014, Jane Houng and Heather Demetrios are still finding ways to collaborate and use their collective voices...