Saturday, April 18, 2020
*Grant applications for the 2020 conference are currently open. The deadline for all teen grants HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28, 2020. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by email after the deadline.
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2020 Keynote Authors
Varian Johnson is the author of numerous award winning novels, including The Parker Inheritance, and The Great Greene Heist. Varian’s graphic novel debut, Twins, is forthcoming in Fall 2020. Varian received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he now serves as a member of the faculty. Varian lives outside of Austin, TX with his family.
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 alangratz.com.
The mission of the Colorado Teen Literature Conference is to build a community of teens, readers, writers, authors, and literacy advocates.
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.
Tentative Conference Schedule
7:30 | Registration / Breakfast
8:30 | Welcome / Morning Keynote
9:30 | Session 1
10:45 | Session 2
12:00 | Lunch
12:30 | Afternoon Keynote
1:15 | Session 3 / Local Author Panel
2:30 | Teen Connection Panel
Book Signing immediately Following Teen Connection Panel
Get your own, beautiful tote bag for your haul of books! $10