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Do you dream of being a professional author?
Are you passionate about reading and writing fiction?


Join us at MSU’s Bessey Hall for a weekend of workshops, readings, and conversations about writing!

Writers, grades 5-12, will join our Writers-in-Residence on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Please note that the application window for this year’s conference closed on June 7. If you’re a participant in this year’s YAC, look for an email with your workshop group stories and conference information packet on or before June 12. This conference will include:

  • A public reading and book signing with our Writers-in-Residence the night before
  • Classes taught by published authors and MSU instructors
  • Short sessions about plot, style, revision, and publishing
  • Workshops where participants will get feedback on their own short stories


Want to know more? Check out our YAC infographic!

Still have a few questions? Check out our Schedule and our “FAQ” page for more information about conference times and locations!


Thank you to these generous sponsors for making the YAC Possible!

Michigan Humanities Council

National Endowment for the Humanities

Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs