Colorado Teen Literature Conference

The enthusiasm of the teens about reading was infectious. Love that the conference brings teens, authors, teachers and librarians together for a day. The authors were amazing--excellent choices--and the panel discussion was wonderful. I left caught up with old friends, contact info for new friends, a huge appreciation of these 2 authors, and lots of additions of my must-read list! Thanks for an excellent day!

Registration for the 2015 conference is full. Please check back for information about next year's conference. 

We understand that it is frustrating to have registration fill so quickly. This annual event is extremely popular with teens, educators, librarians, and local authors, and this year is no exception. CTLC is often asked why the event is not held in a larger venue that could accommodate more attendees. There are two key factors - cost, and atmosphere. Due to the our sponsorship relationship with CU-Denver and Metropolitan State University, space at the Tivoli Student Center is extremely affordable, which allows us to keep the cost of registration low. The second factor, atmosphere, is in response to evaluations from both attendees and speakers - being on a college campus is a special experience for our teen attendees, and the ability to have small groups and be up close and personal with speakers makes CTLC a memorable event for all concerned.


At a Glance:

  • Keynote authors: Wendelin Van Draanen and Andrew Smith.
  • Registration: $65 - adults $35 - students (includes lunch). Some grants are available for adults and students.
  • Tips for getting a group of students together for this conference.



Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado at Denver, School of Education and Human Development
  • Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS)
  • Pikes Peak Library District
  • REFORMA Colorado
  • Disclaimer about the weather

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