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Until December 14th.
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Joined by 50 renowned authors
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Muse in the Morning
8:00 am - 9:00 am MST/10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
Inspiring Young Readers- Aimed at parents, teachers, & librarians: Book rec’s for reluctant readers and strategies that work. Panel Features Becky Hall, Jessica Day George, McKelle George, Leigh Statham and Lezlie Evans. Moderated by Liesl Shurtliff
9:00 am - 10:00 am MST/ 11:00 am - 1:00pm EST
Debut Authors Inspiring Future Authors- Some of our local debut authors on how they got their “yes,” and how you can too! The panel features Erin Stewart, KayLynn Flanders, RuthAnne Snow, Sofiya Pasternack and Crystal Smith. Moderated by Jo Schaffer.
10:00 am - 11:00 am MST/12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Finding Your Writing Inspiration- The inspiration behind the authors’ novels and their methods for finding creativity, especially during times of COVID. Featured authors: Charlie N. Holmberg, Trent Reedy, Allison K. Hymas, Shar Abreu, and Amy Newbold. Moderated by Bree Despain.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST / 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Publishing Basics- A walk through the publishing process, with all its ups, downs, and in-betweens. Featured Panelists: Shelly Brown, Robison Wells, Heidi Gordon, Amy Jameson and Kristyn Crow. Moderated by Jennifer Jenkins.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Feminism For First Graders- This panel of female picture book creators will discuss the importance of sharing stories that elevate women, while empowering all genders to imagine an identity for themselves that includes Feminism and equality, and how these narratives can be a springboard for discussions of social justice. Panel Authors: Camille Andros, Anika Aldamuy Denise, Jennifer Adams, and Teresa Robeson. Moderated by Melanie Roy
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MST / 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
The Art of the Story- Graphic Novelists and Illustrators discuss their process and how it fits in with the printed word. Featured Authors: Greg Newbold, Dustin Hansen, Julie Olson, Leo Espinosa, and Dan Haring. Moderated by Christian McKay Heidicker.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Writing for the Middle Grade Reader- The middle grade years are critical for readers. Come learn tips for how your story can grab their attention! Featured authors: featuring Ally Condie, Liesl Shurtliff, Shannon Hale and Jennifer Nielsen. Moderated by Dustin Hansen.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST / 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Creating Complex Female Characters- A discussion of the important issues regarding themes of feminism and female empowerment in Young Adult literature today. Featured Authors: Jo Schaffer, Rosalyn Eves, Kathryn Purdie and Erin Stewart. Moderated by Charlie N. Holmberg.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST / 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Fantasy and Magic Systems- A discussion of worldbuilding, originality in high fantasy, and building your own original magic system Featured Authors: J. Scott Savage, Charlie N. Holmberg, Tricia Levenseller and Brandon Mull. Moderated by Kathryn Purdie.
An Eventful Evening
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Stump the Author Trivia Game- Play along with these authors to see who knows book trivia the best! Featured Authors: Jessica Day George, Samantha Hastings, Sara B. Larson and Erin Summerill. Hosted by Shelly Brown.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST / 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Which Story is Mine?- Participating authors have submitted three true and likely embarrassing stories. Can you guess which story happened to which author? Featured Authors: Brandon Mull, Sarah M. Eden, Frank Cole, and Jennifer Jenkins. Hosted by J. Scott Savage
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm MST / 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Authors at Play- From live plotting to guessing book titles from one-word hints, these authors have a fun hour of entertainment in store for you! Featured Authors: Shannon Hale, Matt de la Peña, Christian McKay Heidicker, and Jeff Zentner. Hosted by Jennifer Nielsen.
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