The Conference

The Young Authors’ Conference is a day-long adventure for young writers, grades 5 through 12. On Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:00 pm, everyone is invited to the conference kick-off event with our 2016 Guest Authors, held at Schuler Books in Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing. The conference itself is held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, when our participants will get to spend the day in Michigan State University’s Bessey Hall, learning all about writing from professional authors and MSU instructors.

Sample Schedule

After you apply, you’ll receive detailed conference information in your participant packet. You’ll also get a personalized conference schedule when you arrive at the conference on Saturday morning. For planning purposes, here’s a general overview of the conference times and locations.

Friday Evening


The Saturday events will all be held on Michigan State’s campus, in Bessey Hall. There’s a parking ramp right next to Bessey, with free parking on Saturdays. Click here if you need driving instructions.


There’s some road construction on campus this summer. So be sure to check for construction areas before leaving home!