•   MFAC Alumni Writers' Conference:

    MFAC Alumni Weekend Writers' Conference:
    Jan 10-12, 2020

    Come back and enjoy a weekend of creativity and inspiration at the upcoming Alumni Weekend & Writer's Conference, Friday, January 10 - Sunday, January 12, 2020.  We have a great line-up this winter. Full schedule coming soon. Confirmed speakers include:

    • Master Class: Linda Sue Park (author, - A SINGLE SHARD, 2002 Newbery Winner, A LONG WALK TO WATER, NY Times Bestseller)
    • Visiting Editor: Alvina Ling (VP, Editor-in-chief at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
    • A. Rafael Johnson (author, THE THROUGH, finalist for the 2018 MN Book Award)
    • Nicole Kronzer (author, UNSCRIPTED, forthcoming April 2020)
    • Cori Doerrfeld (author, GOODBYE, FRIEND! HELLO, FRIEND!, MN Book Award Winner, THE RABBIT LISTENED, WILD BABY)



    Early Bird Alumni Weekend Registration

    Early bird registration is now open, you can purchase your registration here!

    Recent Grad Discounted Registration

    Did you graduate in January 2019 or July 2019? You're in luck! You get an additional 15% off of early bird alumni weekend registration. Register here!

    Video Stream Registration


    We’re once again offering a video stream. $149 will get you access to the whole weekend, via online video. Important: You don’t have to watch live. All sessions will be recorded and available for 60 days. Purchase your registration here.


    Some people can never come to alumni weekend because it’s too expensive.  Consequently, we’ve established a scholarship program that will cover registration costs for two people. The deadline to register for the scholarship option is May 15th. Registration application coming soon.

    Scholarship Registration Coming Soon! 

    If you’re feeling generous and would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can do it in one of two ways:


    To book your stay with Best Western, reserve here at $88/night.