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!