About thirty children's-YA writers/illustrators gathered last week to celebrate Meredith Davis completing her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Meredith (center, front) poses with Kathi Appelt (front, side), Debbie Gonzales (middle, left), Jeanette Larson (middle, right), and Anne Bustard (back). Kathi gave the toast!
The event was hosted by fellow alumni Anne, Debbie , and Lindsey Lane at Waterloo Ice House. Greg Leitich Smith, Kathi, Bethany Hegedus, Anne (left); Brian Anderson (right).
Brian Anderson, Erin Edwards, Greg, and Kathi chat over nachos.
Julie Lake, Someone I Can't ID, Mark G. Mitchell, Brian, Meredith's husband Clay, and Meredith chatting as Erin (in green) looks on.
Bethany (back), Varian Johnson (back), Lindsey Lane (front, in blue), Varian's wife, Chrystal (front).