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. Information on July 2017 guests coming soon. January 2017 Special Guests WERE: 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."