Teen Writers Conference

The Teen Writers Conference allows teens to learn writing tips and tricks from some of the best in the business. Workshops covering everything from character development to setting to revision are offered each year, allowing teens to see firsthand what it takes to become a successful author.

Instructors, librarians, and teachers are invited to bring their classes to this free day of workshops. Students will be able to attend interactive panel discussions throughout the day, and all authors will have books available for sale. Concessions will be available for lunch on site.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Group registration has closed for Teen Writers Conference events. As such, there is no guaranteed seating at events throughout the day, although the book sales area will be open to the public from 9am – 2pm. Seating for panels and presentations is first-come, first-served.

Session Information

Books will be available for purchase from author tables all day.

Presentations and panels listed below will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Be sure to register soon!

R.L. Stine will also be presenting during this session.

Writing Workshops:

  • Brooks Benjamin: Dreaming Big
  • Gail Nall: What’s in the Trash?
  • Cinda Chima: Magical Systems – canceled

Author Panel: Love and Other Complications

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout: The Problem with Forever
  • Katie McGarry: Long Way Home
  • Kathryn Ormsbee: Lucky Few
  • Courtney Stevens: The Lies About Truth

Writing Workshops:

  • Molly McCaffrey: Turning Real Life into Stories
  • Lois Sepahban: Viewing Historical Artifacts through the Writer’s Lens
  • Christina Farley: Build a Fantasy World

Author Panel: Life and Love on the Edge

  • Vivi Barnes: Olivia Decoded
  • Ashley Herring Blake: Suffer Love
  • Lorie Langdon: Gilt Hollow
  • Brigid Kemmerer: Letters to the Lost
  • Joanne O’Sullivan: Between Two Skies
  • Amy Christine Parker: Smash & Grab

Writing Workshops:

  • Kristin Tubb / Courtney Stevens: First pages
  • Chris Schweizer: Graphic Novels
  • Katie McGarry: Writing Emotionally Authentic Characters

Author Panel: Adventures in Magic and Time

  • C.J. Redwine: The Wishgranter
  • Annette Oppenlander:  Escape from the Past
  • Teresa Richards: Emerald Bound
  • Aprilynne Pike: Glitter
  • Lydia Sherrer: Love, Lies and Hocus Pocus
  • Carey Corp: Forever Doon 

Lauren Tarshish will also be presenting during this session.

Writing Workshops:

  • Amy Christine Parker: Using Movies and Screen Play Writing to Improve Your Writing
  • Monika Schroeder: Show, Don’t Tell
  • Red Rohl: Literacy/Art Workshop

Author Panel: Flights of Fantasy & Visits to Beyond

  • Tracy Barrett: Song of Orpheus
  • D.G. Driver: Whisper of the Woods
  • Lauren Hudson: The Ascension
  • Lucas & Sophia McWilliams: Wielders series

Writing Workshops:

  • C.J. Redwine: Writing What You Love
  • Christina Farley / Vivi Barnes / Amy Christine Parker: Strong Characters, Big Adventures

Author Panel: Girl Power

  • Gwenda Bond: Triple Threat
  • Tim Crothers: The Queen of Katwe
  • Mindy McGinnis: The Female of the Species
  • Kristina Springer: Cici Reno #MiddleSchoolMatchmaker
Updated 3/16/2017

Lunch will be provided between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. However, we will not be able to accommodate any special dietary needs, so please plan accordingly.

Event Details


April 21, 2017
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Event Category:


SOKY Book Fest
Warren County Public Library


Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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Teen Writers Conference


Registration is managed by Lisa Rice with the Warren County Public Library. If you have questions or concerns with this event or registration, please contact:

Lisa Rice

Lisa Rice

Director, Warren County Public Library

[email protected]

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