2019 Conference, Ch21Con

2019 Ch1Con & Ch21Con Blog Tour Schedule!

Hey, everybody! We’re thrilled to announce the 2019 Ch1Con & Ch21Con Blog Tour!

We put together this annual blog tour to share info and fun, behind-the-scenes facts about the Chapter One Young Writers Conference and Chapter Twenty-One Conference (and to give away some awesome prizes, of course). The 2019 blog tour will kick off on Friday, May 10 and conclude towards the end of May. Follow the tour for guest posts, interviews by the Chapter One Events team–and, of course, giveaways!

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Check out the schedule below:
  • Friday, May 10: www.ch21con.tumblr.com
    • The new Ch21Con Tumblr hosts a interview with conference director Julia Byers!
    • GIVEAWAY: SIGNED hardcover copy of On the Come Up by Angie Thomas!
  • Tuesday, May 14: www.batmansymbol.tumblr.com
    • 2019 workshop leader and panelist Riley Redgate shares a personal post about speaking at the conferences!
  • Friday, May 17: www.anniesullivanauthor.com
    • Author Annie Sullivan hosts an interview of Ch21Con team member Ariel Kalati!
    • GIVEAWAY: $25 Barnes & Noble e-gift card!
  • Wednesday, May 22: www.juliathewritergirl.com
    • Ch21Con director Julia Byers hosts an interview of Ch21Con team member Katie Nichols!
    • GIVEAWAY: SIGNED hardcover copy of The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman!
  • Saturday, May 25: www.kirabrighton.weebly.com
    • Freelance editor Kira Brighton hosts a guest post by Ch21Con team member Katie Nichols, on rekindling your passion for writing!
  • BONUS: Beginning of June: Joan He’s newsletter Looseleaf
    • 2019 workshop leader and panelist Joan He will sharing about speaking at the conferences in her June newsletter! Make sure to subscribe now in order to read it.

We can’t wait to share the tour with you, and hope to see you in Chicagoland at Ch1Con and Ch21Con 2019!

– The Chapter One Events Team

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Monthly Online Events

January Ch1Con Activities

Hey, guys! Welcome to 2015.

We’ve already had one Twitter chat this month, but never fear if you missed it! We’ve got several more events coming your way.

First, this Thursday (January 22nd) at 8 PM EST, we’ll be hosting our monthly video Ch1Con Chat, in which members of the Ch1Con team answer YOUR questions (and also goof off a lot). This month’s topic is Writing Diverse Characters*. You can participate by asking us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con and watch the chat on our Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference.

Also, I’m conveniently embedding it in the post below:

Second, next Wednesday (January 28th) at 9:30 PM EST, we’ll be hosting a Ch1Con Twitter Chat in which we ask YOU questions, because we’d love to hear your thoughts on all these various writing-related things and also we’re sure you have some good stories to tell. The topic for this chat is the books and authors that inspire us. Use #Ch1Con to participate.

And finally, we’ll also be hosting one hour writing sprints at 1 PM EST on both of the remaining Saturdays in January (the 24th and 31st), so come join us for some writing shenanigans while we de-stress a little from school.

See you Thursday!

~Julia

2014 Conference

We’ve Got Dates!

Mark your calendars, everybody–we’ve got the dates and location of the 2014 Chapter One Young Writers Conference!

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014: Join us to learn all kinds of cool writing-related things in sessions taught by other young writers, just like you. From how to strengthen your writing using the techniques of blockbuster films, to the differences in journalism versus fiction-writing, it’s going to be a day filled with learning and (gasp) fun.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014 (separate admission): During the optional second day of the conference, attend workshops teaching different critique methods, how to write a kickbutt query letter, and more.

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The conference will take place at the Courtyard Chicago Arlington Heights/South, just outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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See you in June!

~Julia, founder