As always, Cafe Anna will provide delicious snacks and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public. Cafe Anna is located on VCFA’s campus at 36 College Street in Montpelier.

About Our Readers:

Miciah Bay Gault
is coordinator of the Vermont Book Award and serves as a manuscript mentor for the VCFA Novel Retreat. Her debut novel Goodnight Stranger (Park Row Books, 2019) has been longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Miciah’s fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column, Tin House, LitHub, Electric Literature, Salon, The Sun, The Southern Review, Agni, The Literary Review, and in the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction (Green Writers Press, 2014).




Erin Stalcup is the author of the story collection, And Yet It Moves (Indiana University Press, 2016), and the novel Every Living Species (Gold Wake Press, 2017). Her fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Sun, Hinchas de Poesía, and elsewhere, and her creative nonfiction was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016. Erin is the Editor of Hunger Mountain.




Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press, Black Ocean. He is the author of The Truth Is We Are Perfect, Your Name Is the Only Freedom, The World Will Deny It for You, and his latest book, Ascend Ascend (Third Man Books, 2019). His writing has also appeared in such venues as Denver Quarterly, Fence, North American Review, Poetry Foundation, and the Huffington Post. He has taught and performed in over 60 cities around the world. He is also a two-time National Haiku Champion.


Learn more about our readers on our Faculty Page.


Previous Fall 2019 Readings

  • September 11 — Rita Banerjee, Frances Cannon, David Shields