With all book tours going remote, VCFA’s MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program wants to celebrate all the fabulous books that came out this spring from our alumnx and students. To that end, we’ve scheduled a series of three group Book Birthday Parties! Join program staff in celebrating these incredible books and amazing achievements of our beloved community. Use the links below to register in advance. All three events start at 8 pm ET. We’ll see you on Zoom!

May 27

  • Catherine Linka, What I Want You to See
  • Laurie Wallmark, Numbers in Motion: Sophie Kowalevski
  • Jenn Bishop, Things You Can’t Say
  • Larissa Theule, A Way with Wild Things
  • Amber Lough, Open Fire
  • Dianne White, Green on Green

June 10

  • Sidura Ludwig, You Are Not What We Expected
  • Nancy Bo Flood, I Will Dance
  • Ann Dávila Cardinal, Category Five
  • Yamile Saied Méndez, On These Magic Shores
  • Katie Mather, Rage Is a Wolf

June 17

  • Nora Carpenter, The Edge of Anything
  • Amy Rose Capetta & Cory McCarthy, Sword in the Stars
  • Kate Pentacost, Elysium Girls
  • Merriam Sarcia Saunders, My Wandering Dreaming Mind