The WCYA Alumnx Mini-Residency takes place November 4–7. We wish we could bring everyone back to campus, but it doesn’t look like the wise choice in 2021.

AMR 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 publicists—influential individuals who ultimately define a writer’s career.

And, once again, you get to do it from the comfort and convenience of your own home, in your pajamas if necessary. No flights, no lost luggage, just the warm glow of a screen lit up by the many faces of friends and colleagues from around the world. No travel expense means a greater opportunity to participate. Silver linings are everywhere if you look for them.


Guest Editors & Literary Agents

Guest Author

Workshop Opportunities

For those interested, the AMR offers an opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of three VCFA faculty members. Workshop sessions will offer constructive critiques, writing exercises, and prompts. To join a workshop, please prepare a 10-page submission, plus a 1-page synopsis for your whole novel. Each workshop is limited to 8 participants for a total of 24 available seats.

Editor & Agent Critiques

Additionally, interested participants may opt for a critique from participating agents and editors. Critique slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to 8 writers per editor/agent for a total of 24 available slots. 

Critique submissions are 10-pages in manuscript format, plus a 1-page synopsis for your whole novel.


  • Basic Registration: $150
    • Includes access to all virtual lectures, panels, and readings.
  • Additional Registration Fees (optional)
    • Faculty-led Workshop: $100
    • Critique with an editor or agent: $85

Payment is due upon registration. Please contact Jericho Parms, Vice President for Institutional Advancement ([email protected]), with questions about partial payments and other payment plan options.


Jim Hill, ’14 WCYA
AMR Director
[email protected]

Jericho Parms, ’12 W
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
[email protected]