Vermont College of Fine Arts, 

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Winter Residency

College hall winter

January 10-21, 2016

Vermont in January? Hard work, brilliant writing, inspiring lectures, breakthrough workshops, and celebrated visiting authors, will keep you warm! This winter, our special guests include KIRBY LARSON and SHADRA STRICKLAND! If you have at least 20 hours a week to devote to changing your writing and finding a community of practice that will support you throughout your career, why not join our MFA family: 

http://www.vcfa.edu

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The Language of Stars Book Birthday! 

June 4, 2016 at 11 AM

 McIntyre's Books, Fearrington Village, NC 


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Well, maybe the President won't be there, but Louise would love to see YOU!       There will be cake, prizes, MUSIC, and we'll be giving away a free copy of The Language of Stars. Hope you'll join the celebration, get your book signed, then say hello to the belted galloway cows and goats or have lunch at scenic Fearrington Village.To secure a place or for more information, contact 

scarr@fearrington.com

919.542.3030

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New Hope Commons Barnes and Noble

NATIONAL TEEN BOOK FEST

B-Fest


June 10, 2016

Join Louise for the first day of B and N's 3-day Teen Book Festival. She'll be signing books (and giving one away) and talking about how she auditioned with Blackstone Audio for the audio version of her new novel, THE LANGUAGE OF STARS. Stay after the signing for a rousing game of Trivia Blast. TB winners will take home a whole library of Teen bestsellers! For more information, call Liz Myhre, Community Business Development Manager, at:

919.489.3012                          

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Mainely Writing, 

A Retreat on the Coast of Maine

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June 11-18, 2016

Mainely Writing means a week overlooking one of the prettiest and most private bays on the Maine coast! It means a week spent with like-minded writers, ready and willing to improve their craft and fortify themselves with beach walking, free writing, and trips into town for local seafood! Whether you're a poet or a playwright, a novelist or a writer for young readers, you'll find a home among these dedicated authors. Louise leads this group every other summer, alternating with a guest instructor from another MFA program. I'll be there this year, and frankly? I can't wait! For more information, to register, or to get on next year's waiting list (we fill up fast!), contact author Debra McArthur, Mainely Writing's Head Hancho, T-shirt Designer, and All-round Coordinator,  at

poeticmews@kc.rr.com 


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MFA Summer in ENGLAND!

July 6-13, 2016


Yes! The Vermont College MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults has a summer exchange with BATH SPA UNIVERSITY. (Their beautiful Newton Park campus is pictured here.) And double yes!! This year, Louise will be leading this exciting week abroad, along with VCFA Alum and author, Nicole Griffin, and fellow faculty member, Jane Kurtz! Seven days of guest lectures, day trips to Oxford and environs, as well as time with such stellar British authors as DAVID ALMOND and MEG ROSSOF! There's a late February deadline, so get your applications in fast! 

melissafisher@vcfa.edu


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Vermont College of Fine Arts, 

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Summer Residency

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July 8-19, 2016

At its loveliest in July, Vermont is the setting for a very special residency at the VCFA MFA program in Writing for Young Readers. In addition to  lectures,  workshops, and small generative sessions, our time together will include readings and discussions with celebrated authors who've changed all our lives! If you have at least 20 hours a week to devote to changing your writing and finding a community of practice that will support you throughout your career, I hope to see you there!  

http://www.vcfa.edu


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