Last Saturday was the 24th Colorado Teen Literature Conference. I think this was my 8th or 9th year being on the committee. Each year it seems to get more fun. This year it was an absolute blast! The natural chemistry between our featured author, Todd Mitchell and Maggie Stiefvater, was perfect. They are both funny, humble and engaging.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Colorado Teen Literature Conference 2012
He is so good about talking to every single person who asks him to sign their books.
I am certain that if Maggie and I lived in the same town that we would be friends. She is artistic in so many realms - music, literature and fine art. She even makes trailers for her books. She was very much the rebel when she was a teen.
I run the Teen Connection panel where 10 teens get an opportunity to ask the authors questions. It is my favorite part of the day. This year Christy was on the panel.
We have a local author's panel, too. Colorado is home to so many well known authors. This year we featured Terri Clark, Denise Vega, Brenna Yovanoff, Dom Testa and Amy Ryan.
Brenna is one of Maggie's writing friends. They are the first editors for each other's books.
Ellie took the photos this year. She has such an artistic eye. She finds beauty in things that people walk by, barely noticing what is offered.