About

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Attendees and speakers at Ch1Con 2016

The Chapter One Young Writers Conference is just what it sounds like: a writer’s conference for and by young writers.

Founded in 2012, the first conference took place in Chicago with six teenagers in attendance in person and countless others attending via an online live stream. It was an experiment limited to members of the Scholastic’s Write It community and their friends: Could a group of teenagers from across North America really get together and run their own conference? Like, with worthwhile and informative presentations, and networking, and all the cool stuff of a writing conference for adults?

The answer soon became apparent: Yes.

And so the Chapter One Young Writers Conference was born.

(How’s that for your David Copperfield-like details, Holden?)

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