Colorado Teen

Literature Conference


PO Box 740152

Arvada, CO 80006


Tel: (720) 432-9305



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© 2019 Colorado Teen Literature Conference 

Call for Presenters is open!

The 2020 Colorado Teen Literature Conference is seeking presenters for the conference Saturday, April 18, 2020

Click here to submit

2020 Keynote
Twitter: @themackenzilee
2020 Keynote
Twitter: @alangratz

Mackenzi Lee Holds a BA in History and an MFA from Simmons College in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Her novel, THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE, was a New York Times Bestseller, an ABA Bestseller. The sequel, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY debuted at #3 on the New York TImes Bestseller list.

Alan Gratz is the New York Times bestselling author of several books for young readers, including Refugee, Grenade, Allies, and Prisoner B-3087. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and have received numerous awards and honors. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at

There are few conferences that I find as valuable and inspiriting as this. It’s a thrill to attend.
                 - Todd Mitchell



The Colorado Teen Literature Conference is an annual event held each spring in Denver, Colorado to promote and celebrate teen literature.

Fantastic job! Really one of the best conferences I've ever been a part of.
                            -Pete Hautman 

$ 75 Adult

$ 40 Student


Registration for the 2020 conference will open on 

Monday, February 3, 2020. 


Group Registration


*Please be prepared to have the names and lunch choices of all the members of your group when you register

Tent Conference Schedule
  • 7:30   | Registration / Breakfast
  • 8:30   | Welcome / Morning Keynote
  • 9:15   | Booksales / Exhibits
  • 9:45   | Session 1 
  • 11:00 | Session 2
  • 12:15 | Lunch
  • 12:45 | Afternoon Keynote
  • 1:30   | Session 3 / Local Author Panel
  • 2:45   | Teen Connection Panel
  • 4:00   | Author Book Signing

The mission of the Colorado Teen Literature Conference is to build a community of teens, readers, writers, authors, and literacy advocates.