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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Tivoli Student Union

900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 

*Grant applications for the 2020 conference are currently open. The deadline for all teen grants HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 7, 2020. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by email after the deadline.
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2020 Keynote Authors

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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.

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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.

Get your own, beautiful tote bag for you haul of books! $10

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.


$ 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

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