The Chapter One Events team is extraordinarily excited to announce our fourth speaker for the 2018 Chapter One Young Writers Conference and inaugural Chapter Twenty-One Conference: Karuna Riazi!
Karuna Riazi is a born and raised New Yorker, with a loving, large extended family and the rather trying experience of being the eldest sibling in her particular clan. She holds a BA in English Literature from Hofstra University, and is an online diversity advocate, blogger, and publishing intern. She is a 2017 honoree on NBC Asian America’s Redefining A-Z list, featuring up and coming talent within the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, and her work has been featured on Entertainment Weekly, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Book Riot and Teen Vogue, among others. Karuna is fond of tea, Korean dramas, writing about tough girls forging their own paths toward their destinies, and baking new delectable treats for friends and family to relish. The Gauntlet (S&S/Salaam Reads, March 28, 2017) is her middle grade debut.
Karuna will be leading writing workshops at both Ch1Con and Ch21Con, as well as speaking on the conferences’ combined ask anything panel. Plus, in honor of speaking at the conferences, Karuna is thrilled to give away a signed copy of The Gauntlet!
Just click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!
Find Karuna online:
Check out Karuna’s books:
- The Battle (companion to The Gauntlet, coming soon!)
We don’t have all of our speakers for the 2018 conferences solidified yet, but we’re announcing those we can throughout this week. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the reveal of another 2018 speaker!
– The Ch1Events Team
Hey, everybody! We’re thrilled to announce the Ch1Con Blog Tour 2017!
We put together this annual blog tour to share info and fun, behind-the-scenes facts about the Chapter One Young Writers Conference (and to give away some awesome prizes, of course). The 2017 blog tour will kick off on Saturday, April 15 and conclude at the end of May. Follow the tour for guest posts, interviews by the Ch1Con team–and, of course, giveaways of books and critiques!
Check out the schedule below:
- Saturday, April 15: www.juliathewritergirl.com
- Ch1Con founder Julia Byers interviews Ch1Con team members Ariel Kalati and Emma Ryan
- Giveaway: SIGNED copy of History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera!
- Monday, April 17: www.yainterrobang.com
- Special news piece! (Not technically part of the tour, but we’re including it here since it’s happening at the same time!)
- Tuesday, April 18: www.anniesullivanauthor.wordpress.com
- 2017 workshop leader Annie Sullivan interviews Ch1Con founder Julia Byers
- Giveaway: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas!
- Friday, April 21: www.ultimatelyuselessstories.com
- Sunday, April 23: www.literaryabstractions.blogspot.com
- Ch1Con team member Christina Li interviews fellow team member Katelyn Pettit
- Friday, April 28: www.charlottegerber.wordpress.com
- Monday, May 8: www.allisonthewriter.wordpress.com
- Allison Rose interviews Ch1Con team members Brett Jonas, Ariel Kalati, and Emma Rose Ryan
- Saturday, May 13: www.kirabrighton.weebly.com
- Kira Brighton hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Ariel Kalati
- Thursday, May 18: www.brettjonas.com
- Blog post
- Giveaway: SIGNED copy of The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi!
- Tuesday, May 23: www.writersblockpartyblog.wordpress.com
- Writer’s Block Party hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Katelyn Pettit
- Giveaway: A critique by Katelyn Pettit! More info TBA.
- Friday, May 26: www.avajae.blogspot.com
- Ava Jae hosts a guest post by Ch1Con team member Brett Jonas
- Saturday, May 27: www.ch1con.tumblr.com
- Special post on the Ch1Con Tumblr, hosted by Ch1Con team member Emma Rose Ryan
- Giveaway: $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!
As always, we welcome you to join the tour! If you have a blog/Tumblr/website/anything else with which you’d like to participate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add you to the schedule. Pingbacks, reblogs, and sharing are of course 100% welcome as well!
We can’t wait to share the tour with you, and hope to see you in Chicago at Ch1Con 2017!
– The Ch1Con Team