Residency Visiting Writers & Faculty Each residency we bring in a few special guests authors, editors and publishers. Visit the Residency Archives for full list of guests from previous residencies. January 2017 Special Guests: Confirmed guests for January thus far are: authors Jewell Parker Rhodes, and Caren Stelson (also an MFAC alum); Andrew Harwell (Senior Editor for MG & YA at Harper Collins), Debbie Kovacs (Editorial Director at Walden Pond Press); and author Andrea Davis Pinkney, who will deliver the graduation keynote. January 2016 RETURNING FACULTY lineup: Emily Jenkins (e.lockhart)Claire Rudolf MurphyMary LogueSwati AvasthiJackie Briggs MartinMarsha ChallLaura RubyMarsha QualeyPhyllis Rootand our newest faculty members, Nina LaCour and Laurel Snyder. [visit the MFAC Faculty page for bios] FROM THE ARCHIVES: Special Guest, Tim Federle In July 2015, Tim Federle delivered a wonderful graduation address we are still buzzing about. Click video below to watch Tim talk about "Making It Up as You Go Along."