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Young Authors Conference

One-day field trip for students in 4th through 8th grade that takes place at the Bethel University main campus. Students attend a keynote address and three interactive writing sessions led by local authors and writing professionals.

Students are encouraged and challenged to become better writers. Students leave YAC with a greater passion to write and a new set of strategies and ideas with which to experiment.

Download a one-page overview pdf for the March Young Authors Conference.

Download a one-page overview pdf for the May Young Authors Conference.


Registration is closed for the Young Authors Conference on March 22, 2019.

Learn more or register your students for the Young Authors Conference on May 28, 29, 30, or 31, 2019.

The May program's early bird registration deadline was February 1, 2019.


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.