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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, July 11, 2015. 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
      The conference application window will be opening soon.
      Early application deadline:

April 1, 2015

      ; regular application deadline:

June 1, 2015



Want to know more? Check out our YAC infographic!

Still have a few questions? Check out our “FAQ” page for more information about the conference! An updated conference Schedule  is coming soon.


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