Jenny Offill is the author of the novels Last Things (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the LA Times First Book Award); Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award, and the International Dublin Award; and Weather, which has been shortlisted for the 2020
Women’s Prize.

She teaches at Bard College in upstate New York. Visit her at

Yuri Herrera

Visiting VCFA Reads Author, Winter 2018

Richard Michelson

Visiting Alumni Poet, Winter 2017

Mary Cappello

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2017

Jericho Parms

Alumna Creative Nonfiction Writer, Winter 2017

Emily Raboteau

Visiting Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2017

Carmen Maria Machado

Visiting Fiction Writer, Winter 2019