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Saturday, April 10, 2021

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2021 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

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

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

8:30-9 am      Conference Opens 

9-9:15 am      Welcome & Intro 

9:15-9:45 am

Keynote: Varian Johnson

9:45-10 am    Break

10-10:20 am Author Q&A Keynote

10:30-10:50 am Author Q&A Keynote

11-11:45 am  Local Author Panel

12-12:30 pm

Keynote: Alan Gratz

12:30-1 pm    Closing statements

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.

Colorado Teen

Literature Conference


Tivoli Student Union

900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

PO Box 740152

Arvada, CO 80006


Tel: (720) 432-9305



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