The mission of VONA is to develop emerging writers of color through programs and workshops taught by established writers of color.
VONA's values are a commitment to artistic excellence, social justice, and empowering the community of writers of color.
In VONA’s multi-genre workshops, developing writers of color:
- Explore their craft in an atmosphere of support and understanding.
- Learn from the teaching and writing of established writers of color.
- Are empowered to write about their experiences as people of color.
VONA is the only writers' conference in the country with a multi-genre focus on writers of color as students and teachers.