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Young Authors Conference

The Young Authors Conference (lovingly, YAC) is a one-day field trip that takes place at the Bethel University main campus. Students attend a keynote address and interactive writing sessions led by local authors and writing professionals.

School groups can select availability for March 20, 2020 or May 26, 28, or 29, 2020.

May 27th is SOLD OUT.

Need a printable overview of the March conference for your classroom or students? Find one here.

Need a printable overview of the May conference for your classroom or students? Find one here.


Registration for the March Young Authers Conference is now closed. Please contact Katie Wenzel with any questions.

Register for the May Young Authors Conference today!

The per-student fee is $39 for Metro ECSU member school/district groups and $53 for non Metro ECSU member school/district groups.


For more information about the Young Authors Conference and how your students can attend, contact Colleen Feller at 612-638-1511.

At the Young Authors Conference, students...

Are challenged and encouraged to be better writers.

Leave with new strategies, ideas, and skills to become a better writer.

Learn that strong writing skills are important in life.