2016 Keynote Authors

The keynotes were wonderful. Hilarious, inspirational and very relatable. CTLC always does a fantastic job of getting big name authors who are excellent speakers!
Author evaluation
Eliot Schrefer
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Eliot Schrefer is the author of several books, most recently Threatened, about a boy surviving in the jungles of Gabon alongside chimpanzees. After a childhood spent in Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, Schrefer attended Harvard University, where he graduated with High Honors in French and American literature. After a year teaching at a boarding school in Rome, he settled down in New York City, where he writes fiction during the day and tutors for the SATs in the evening. 

See the full Eliot Schrefer bio page on his website

Kekla Magoon
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Kekla Magoon is the author of five young adult novels: How It Went DownCamo Girl37 Things I LoveFire in the Streets, and The Rock and the River, for which she received the ALA Coretta Scott King New Talent Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Raised in a biracial family in the Midwest, Kekla now teaches writing in New York City, conducts school and library visits nationwide, and serves on the Writers’ Council for the National Writing Project. 

Visit her website for more information.