Grants are available for adult and teen participants. All grants include conference registration ($75 for adults and $40 for students), breakfast snacks and lunch at the 28th annual Colorado Teen Literature Conference, scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Teens may apply to be on the Teen Connection Panel. Ten teens will be selected to ask authors Kekla Magoon and Eliot Schaefer questions for the audience. You will sit at a table in front of an audience of around 300 people and speak into a microphone to ask your questions. To prepare, you will need to read books by both authors and prepare 5 thoughtful questions to ask both of them.
There are two additional grants available to students, funded by the Colorado Language Arts Society (CLAS) and by REFORMA Colorado. Students in grades 6-12 and teens who are homeschooled are eligible to apply. Teens may self-nominate or be nominated by a teacher or librarian. Latina/o students are encouraged to apply for the REFORMA grants. Each student may only apply for one grant; duplicate applications will result in removal from consideration. Students who have received grants in the past are not eligible.
Adults who are not students may apply for the Magwitch Grant. This grant is available to adults who advocate for teens, and who are interested in Young Adult Literature and the authors who write for the teen audience. The grant is intended to assist an adult who might otherwise not be able to attend.
If you would like to apply for grants, register for the conference and follow the links on the confirmation page.