Cafe Anna will provide light refreshments and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public. Cafe Anna is located on VCFA’s campus at 36 College Street in Montpelier.

About Our Guests:

Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction, Use Me, runner up for the PEN Hemingway Award, a New York Times “Notable Book,” and a Los Angeles Times “Best Book of the Year,” and Blueprints for Building Better Girls, which was chosen as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and O.




Rob Spillman is editor and co-founder of Tin House. He is the 2017 recipient of the CLMP Energizer Award for Exceptional Acts of Literary Citizenship, the 2015 PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing, as well as the 2015 VIDO Award from VIDA. He is also the editor of Gods and Soldiers: the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing, which was published in 2009. His memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, was published by Grove Press in 2016. 




VCFA visiting designer Kevin Yuen Kit LoKevin Yuen Kit Lo is a graphic designer, educator, visual artist, and community organizer based in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke. He is the principal and creative director of LOKI, a small, multidisciplinary design studio working at the intersection of graphic design and social change. The studio’s practice is rooted in social justice principles, focusing on collaboration and community building, cultural production and publishing, activist research and political mobilization. LOKI works extensively in editorial and book publishing, seeing it as a critical and contested space for social struggles and the creation of collective memory. They are deeply invested in questions of (self)representation and how to build from the margins. For over a decade, Kevin published Four Minutes to Midnight, an experimental literary arts zine that brought together writers, designers and visual artists around issues of language, poetics and radical politics. 


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Previous Fall 2019 Readings

  • September 27 — Miciah Bay Gault, Erin Stalcup, Janaka Stucky
  • September 11 — Rita Banerjee, Frances Cannon, David Shields