Teen Author Boot Camp NEW LOGO 2020 - gr

Tentative

2022 Schedule

*Read about the authors and class descriptions on our Author Page

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Conference Welcome and Morning Keynote by Marissa Meyer  

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Break Out 1  10:00 am-10:50 am

Author Name
Class Title
Classroom
Location
delmetria millener
Starving Artists Find Food
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
June Hur
How to Write Thrilling Mysteries
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Shelly X. Leonn
When Characters Collide: Building Explosive Dynamics in Your Character Interactions
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Alexander Delacroix
How to Build and Maintain Tension in Your Story
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Tiffany Rosenhan
How to Lose a Reader in 10 Lines
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tricia Levenseller
Make it More Inciting
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Kaela Rivera
Getting Readers to Invest in Your Characters: The Principle of Character Dignity
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Margaret Owen
Worldbuilding: Not Just for Fantasy!
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Jennifer Nielsen
Creating Villains We Love to Hate
Expo A
1st Floor

Break Out 2  11:00 am-11:50 am

Author
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Frank Cole and Tyler Whitesides
TBD
Expo A
1st Floor
Erin Stewart
Drive Your Plot with Strong Characters (and your characters with a strong plot!)
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Dustin Hansen
The Evolution of Storytelling and Technology
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Jennifer Jenkins
The Heart of the Matter: Romantic Tension Workshop
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Aminah Mae Safi
The Art of the Re-Telling
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Sara B. Larson
Setting Your Story Up for Sucess...Nailing Your Descriptions
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Donna Milakovic
Gathering Your Writing Tribe
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Emma Boone
Level Up: How to Improve Your Writing with Concepts Learned from Video Games
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Yamile Saied Mendez
Somewhere Only You Know
Cascade D
3rd Floor

12:00-12:30 pm  Lunch

 

12:30 pm-1:10 pm Afternoon Keynote with Kendare Blake

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

Break Out 3 1:20 pm-2:10 pm

Author
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Jennifer Jenkins
The Heart of the Matter: Romantic Tension Workshop
Expo A
1st Floor
June Hur
How to Write Thrilling Mysteries
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Jo Schaffer-Layton
How to Liposuction Your Prose
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Sara B. Larson
Setting Your Story Up for Sucess...Nailing Your Descriptions
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Shelly X. Leonn
When Characters Collide: Building Explosive Dynamics in Your Character Interactions
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tom Durham
Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Kaela Rivera
Getting Readers to Invest in Your Characters: The Principle of Character Dignity
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Nova McBee
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Jessica Day George
Ask the Author
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor
Leigh Statham
Poetry Room Is Open
Battle Creek
3rd Floor

Break Out 4 2:20 pm-3:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Frank Cole and Tyler Whitesides
TBD
Expo A
1st Floor
Jennifer Nielsen
Creating Villains We Love to Hate
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Marissa Meyer, Kendare Blake, and Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Keynote Panel
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Kathryn Purdie
More to Win and More to Lose: Raising the Stakes
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Aminah Mae Safi
The Art of the Re-Telling
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Tiffany Rosenhan
How to Lose a Reader in 10 Lines
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Tricia Levenseller
Make it More Inciting
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Margaret Owen
Worldbuilding: Not Just for Fantasy!
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Leigh Statham
The Great Word Swap
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor

Break Out 5 3:20 pm-4:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Frank Cole and Tyler Whitesides
TBD
Expo A
1st Floor
Yamile Saied Mendez
Somewhere Only You Know
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Emma Boone
Level Up: How to Improve Your Writing with Concepts Learned from Video Games
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Nova McBee
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Shelly Brown
But I Want To Be Published NOW
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Alexander Delacroix
How to Build and Maintain Tension in Your Story
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Jo Schaffer-Layton
How to Liposuction Your Prose
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Donna Milakovic
Gathering Your Writing Tribe
Cascade E
3rd Floor

Break Out 6 4:20 pm-5:10 pm

Title
Class Title
Classroom
Location
Kathryn Purdie
More to Win and More to Lose: Raising the Stakes
Ballroom A
2nd Floor
Erin Stewart
Drive Your Plot with Strong Characters (and your characters with a strong plot!)
Ballroom B
2nd Floor
Shelly Brown
But I Want To Be Published NOW
Ballroom C
2nd Floor
Dustin Hansen
The Evolution of Storytelling and Technology
Cascade AB
3rd Floor
Jessica Day George
Ask An Author
Cascade C
3rd Floor
Leigh Statham
The Great Word Swap
Cascade D
3rd Floor
Tom Durham
Writing for Radio, TV, and Film
Cascade E
3rd Floor
Nova McBee
Jumpstart to Story Structure & Plotting
Soldier Creek
3rd Floor

5:20 pm - 6:00 pm  Evening Keynote by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6:00 pm- 6:30 pm First Chapter Contest Winner Announcements and other Shenanigans

Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

6:30 pm - 7:30  Book Signing      

Expo A, 1st Floor