Residency Visiting Writers & Faculty Each residency we bring in a few special guests authors, editors and publishers. This January our confirmed guests so far include Eleanora Tate and her editor Cheryl Willis Hudson (Just Us Books), MFAC alumna Diane C. Mullen and her editor Julie Bliven (Charlesbridge Publishing), and our graduation speaker Geoff Herbach. More information coming soon. Returning faculty for January 2016: Matt de la Peña (new to our core MFAC faculty!), Marsha Chall, Jackie Briggs Martin, Claire Rudolf Murphy, Anne Ursu, Kelly Easton, Laura Ruby, Emily Jenkins, Swati Avasthi, Phyllis Root. Read all faculty profiles here. 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." Visit the Residency Archives for full list of guests from previous residencies.