VCFA in Ann Arbor is an extraordinary event presented by the prestigious Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program with the intention to empower and inspire individuals who share a passion for literature written for children and young adults. Writers, teachers, librarians, and those interested in children’s literature are invited to attend. The day will be richly filled with inspiring lectures, workshops, discussions, readings, receptions, an alumni showcase, great food, and more.
Featured speakers will be Newbery Honor-winning Marion Dane Bauer and New York Times best-seller, Coe Booth. Bauer has written over seventy books for children and young adults and served as one of VCFA’s founding faculty members. Current faculty member Coe Booth’s work is ALA acclaimed and has been deemed as Best Fiction for Young Adults. Bauer’s lecture and workshop topic will be focus on psychic distance and point of view. Booth’s lecture and workshop topic will be on a character’s interior life.
The event opens with a Friday evening reception, readings by the illustrious faculty members, a book signing, and an alumni showcase. Saturday’s full day lecture and workshop sessions will culminate with a warm closing reception.
Friday night's readings by Marion, Coe, and VCFA alumni are free and open to the public. They'll be held at Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor's favorite indie, at 7:00 pm.
Consider registering for this one-time event in enchanting Ann Arbor, Michigan and celebrate the importance and value of quality literature written for children and young adults with highly acclaimed masters of the craft. For more information access the Vermont College of Fine Arts website at www.vcfa.edu/wcya or contact Debbie Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: April 11 – 12
Where: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Cost: $185.00 Early Bird Rate, $200 after Feb. 15
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