About the Conference

It’s rare that a conference allows teens to present – not to mention encouraging communication between teens and adults. As a writer for teens, 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 a yearly event held in Colorado to promote and celebrate teen literature. The conference offers diverse sessions thanks to the willingness of knowledgeable librarians, teachers, authors, and teens who share their expertise for the event.

We believe that quality literature for teens and young adults is available in ever increasing amounts, but is under-publicized and under-utilized in many literacy development efforts directed to teens. Because of this, the conference focuses attention on significant authors, their writing, and methods for incorporating this literature in teaching and in library outreach programs.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Colorado Teen Literature Conference is to promote and celebrate teen literature focusing on significant authors, their writing, and methods for incorporating this literature in teaching and in library outreach programs.

Essential to our Mission:

  • Foster a passion for reading and writing in teens, educators, and librarians.
  • Connect teens with recognized authors who write for young adults.
  • Stimulate and promote the development of librarians and educators working with young adults.
  • Striving for excellence in all endeavors.