All events are free and open to the public. The series is presented on behalf of VCU's MFA in creative writing program in partnership with the James Branch Cabell Library Associates and VCU Libraries. Additional sponsors are the VCU Department of English, and the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. Upcoming Visiting Writers events will be posted here and on our events page.
Zoë Gadegbeku is the 2023 winner of the Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize for outstanding short fiction. Her story “Of Flowers and Sorrows,” published in v20n3 in the spring of 2023, was selected by our editors from short fiction published by Blackbird over the previous two-year period.