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The VCCA Fellows Council is planning multiple events in concert with the 2022 AWP Conference & Bookfair, an annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing, to be held in Philadelphia this March. Whether you’re based in the Philadelphia area or you’re traveling in for the conference, we’d love to see you at a VCCA event.

For Anyone in the Philadelphia Area

This friendly gathering is open to Philly-based Fellows, Fellows attending AWP, and any friends you’d like to bring:

VCCA Fellows and Friends Gathering

When: Thursday, March 24, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Fergies Pub, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia

Members of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellows Council will host a casual gathering on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Fergie’s Pub, a short walk from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. All Fellows are welcome to come by anytime during the two-hour window and are encouraged to bring friends new to VCCA. Drinks and snacks will be provided! We hope to see a great turnout of old and new friends.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with a valid ID is required for entry.

For Conference Attendees

VCCA 50th Anniversary Reading at AWP

Featuring: Patricia Chao, Ethelbert Miller, Christina Baker Kline, and Patricia Spears Jones
Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1:45 – 3 p.m.
Where: 121BC, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 100 Level
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Join us for a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts! Featured VCCA Fellows will share their residency experiences and read from new work.

VCCA Table in the AWP Bookfair

If you’re attending the AWP Conference, swing by Table 1229 in the Bookfair to say hello, learn about current fully-funded fellowship opportunities, and grab a VCCA bookmark. See you there!

Share What You’re Up To!

If you’re a VCCA Fellow participating in a panel, reading, or other event associated with the AWP Conference & Bookfair, please share on social media with the hashtags #VCCAFellows and #AWP22!