Residency Visiting Writers & Faculty Each residency, our distinguished faculty are joined by special guests. The line up of special guests typically features locally published authors as well as writers from around the country, including a very special guest author chosen by the graduating class to give the commencement address. Guests also come from the business side of the writing and publishing world, including agents, editors, and publishers. Our visiting writers/guests in July 2015 were:Kelly BarnhillTim FederleChristine Heppermann (MFAC alum)Deborah KovacsMary LogueDanielle Smith Check back in October/November for January 2015 guests and visiting writers. FROM THE ARCHIVES: SPECIAL GUEST CHRIS CRUTCHER In July 2012, Chris Crutcher was one of our special guests, along with David Small and Anita Silvey. Watch Chris Crutcher's commencement address below. Visit the Residency Archives for full list of guests from previous residencies.