NEWS

VONA Coming Home
The VONA/VOICES WORKSHOP RETURNS TO THE BAY AREA

The 2018 VONA Workshop Dates
Session I June 17-June 23
Session II June 24-June 30

The Board of Directors is excited to announce the return of the VONA Summer Workshop for 2018 to the Bay Area. Our original co-founders: Junot Díaz, Elmaz Abinader, Diem Jones and Victor Díaz rejoined forces to bring VONA Workshop 2018 to Realm Academy in Berkeley CA, where co-founder, Victor Díaz is founder and President of the Board.

After vibrant workshops for two years at the University of Miami and the University of Pennsylvania, VONA is returning to where we started, and back in the cultural fabric of the Bay Area. Joining us in our journey are some of the faculty favorites: Junot Díaz, M. Evelina Galang, Faith Adiele, Kiese Laymon, Tananarive Due, Beth Bich Minh Nguyen, Willie Perdomo and Elmaz Abinader. David Mura will guide a residency and other faculty writers will be announced soon.

To facilitate this exciting return, VONA is raising moving money with both an Indiegogo campaign and an askers campaign. We are generating a community of support for VONA’s relocation and operation.

Our Twentieth Anniversary is in 2019 and we want to show how VONA has influenced the literary landscape and has held strong.

Please stay tuned for some upcoming excitement!

Askers and Indiegogo Campaign begins November 20, 2017—look for notices on FB and in your emails.

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