Monday, February 02, 2015

VCFA Winter Residency & Cynsational Return

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Welcome back to Cynsations! I'll be posting sporadically until I'm up to speed for 2015.

It's been a busy winter, highlighted by teaching at the winter residency of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and speaking at ALA Midwinter in Chicago. Here a peek from VCFA:

Learn more about Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children & YAs.
Shelf shot at the campus bookstore in College Hall.
Co-teaching a workshop with Rita Williams-Garcia.
Celebrating Katherine Patterson's honorary doctorate from VCFA.
Toasting Katherine & clowning around with fellow faculty member Will Alexander.
Congratulations to the Darling Assassins (AKA graduating class of winter 2015)!

Cynsational Notes

Huge congrats to this morning's winners/honorees of the ALA Youth Media Awards! See my live-reaction fan-girl geek out @CynLeitichSmith!


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Welcome back, girlie!

Anonymous said...

Every time I hear about this school, I salivate. That cake for Katherine looks amazing (guessing you got to hang with her a bit? :D ) This looks like a wonderful time had for you and everyone there. I know someone who just graduated and am so happy for her. Thanks so much for sharing these special pics :)

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thanks, Kimberley! And Writersideup, apply to VCFA -- yes, KP is often out and about; plus, you might see me! :)

Lia Keyes said...

Oh, my gosh, I'm heading over from Los Angeles for my for my first residency in a on January 8th and am so excited and nervous, but these photos make it look relaxed and fun!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Welcome to the family, Lia! You'll find VCFA inspiring, educational and life changing in all the best ways! See you soon!