2016 Conference

2016 Workshop Leader: Jennifer Yu!

The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our next speaker for the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Jennifer Yu!

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Photo by Mark Stehle

Jennifer is the author of YA novel Four Weeks, Five People, out from Harlequin Teen and Seventeen Reads in spring, 2017. She is a nineteen-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying English. (Like getting a two-book publishing deal while in college, alone, isn’t impressive enough!) Her writing is represented by Laura Dail of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Jennifer will be leading a workshop and participating in our special “ask anything” panel at Ch1Con 2016. Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, she’s pleased today to give away a first chapter critique!

Your novel does not need to be complete to win this critique. Click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!

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Got a guess about who our keynote speaker is? Guess (visit the giveaway to guess) & be entered to win a Ch1Con t-shirt!!

Find Jennifer online: Tumblr / Twitter

And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another speaker reveal!

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– The Ch1Con Team

2016 Conference

2016 Workshop Leader: Francesca Zappia!

The Ch1Con team is thrilled to announce our first speaker of the 2016 Chapter One Young Writers Conference: Francesca Zappia!

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Photo by Donna Rice

Francesca is the author of YA contemporary novel Made You Up, published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins in May of 2015. She lives in central Indiana and majors in computer science at the University of Indianapolis. She spends most of her time writing, drawing her characters, and reading. Her writing is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.

Besides participating in our special “ask anything” panel, Francesca will be leading a workshop at Ch1Con 2016 on character building (which is SO EXCITING, considering how amazing the characters are in Made You Up). Plus: in honor of speaking at the conference, Francesca is pleased today to give away a SIGNED copy of Made You Up!

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And, if you guess our keynote speaker (visit the giveaway to guess) you can win a Ch1Con t-shirt!!

Find Francesca online: Website / Twitter / Instagram / Tumblr / Pinterest

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another speaker reveal!

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– The Ch1Con Team