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), and Dept. of Speculation, which was shortlisted for the Folio Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award, and the International Dublin Award.

She lives in upstate New York and teaches at Syracuse University and in the low-residency program at Queens University. Visit her at

Terrance Hayes

Visiting Poet, Winter 2019

Liara Tamani

Visiting Alumna Fiction Writer, Winter 2019

Jeffrey Thomas Leong

Visiting Alumni Poet & Translator, Summer 2018

Alison Bechdel

Visiting Creative Nonfiction Writer, Summer 2016

Yuri Herrera

Visiting VCFA Reads Author, Winter 2018

Maggie Nelson

Visiting Writer, Winter 2017