July Ch1Con Events

Happy July! It’s the height of summer, so we’ve got a billion chats for you this month.

Wednesday, July 1st at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “coming up with ideas.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, July 16th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Another Twitter chat! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Wednesday, July 29th at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tomorrow night on Twitter!

~Julia

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Partnering with Anderson’s Bookshop!

Ch1Con is pleased to announce that we’re now partnering with Anderson’s Bookshop as our official conference retailer!

From now until July 27th, you’ll be able to purchase books by the Ch1Con speakers using a special order form on the Anderson’s Bookshop website. You’ll then be able to pick up your books at the optional book signing at the end of the conference in order to get them signed by Kat Zhang and Karen Bao.

You can find the order form at: www.andersonsbookshop.com/chapter-one

We can’t wait to see you August 8th!

Love,

The Ch1Con Team

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June Ch1Con Chat

Tomorrow (June 11th) 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 Road Trip Stories. 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:

Talk to you tomorrow!

~Julia

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Ch1Con Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Hey y’all!

The last few giveaways on the Ch1Con 2015 Blog Tour just ended, which means this is the official conclusion of the tour! I mean, we’ve got one more post coming to you closer to the actual conference, on YA Interrobang sometime in July, but the actual central tour is complet-o! If you won anything, you should be notified soon.

Thanks for joining us across the tour, sharing where you did, entering to win, and also a big, big thanks to the blogs that participated! We couldn’t do it without you, obvs.

Keep watching this space for our usual activities and remember, regular priced Ch1Con 2015 registration is continuing until August for any of you who haven’t taken advantage of it yet! With our full lineup of speakers all fancy and set-up on our Speaker page (and Schedule page), you can now see exactly what you’ll be missing if you don’t. ;)

Thanks, guys!

Kira Budge, Associate Online Admin

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June Ch1Con Events

So excited for the chats this month!

Wednesday, June 3 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our first Twitter chat of the month is “cliches.” Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Thursday, June 11 at 8:00 PM Eastern: Youtube Chat

Join us on our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference) where members of the Ch1Con team will discuss something writing-related, and ask us questions on Twitter using #Ch1Con.

What exactly will we discuss? That’s up to you. Vote for the June Ch1Con Chat topic below.

Wednesday, June 17 at 9:30 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

Last chat of the month! Topic TBD. Join us using #Ch1Con to answer our questions and talk with other young writers!

Talk to you tonight on Twitter!

~Julia

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Speaker Announcement: Karen Bao

This is our last speaker announcement of 2015! What a fabulous one, though.

We are overjoyed to announce that Karen Bao will be leading a writing workshop at the 2015 Chapter One Young Writers Conference!

Karen Bao is the author of the phenomenal YA science fiction series The Dove Chronicles (Penguin Random House). The first book in the series, Dove Arising, came out earlier this year to critical praise–including a blurb from the one and only Christopher Paolini, who called her “an incredibly talented young writer” and “a promising new talent.” (Go Karen!) When she isn’t writing, Karen is also a musician and aspiring ecologist, studying environmental biology at Columbia University. She began writing Dove Arising when she was seventeen.

Karen’s Book

Dove Arising (2015)

Find Karen Online

Website / TwitterFacebook

Make sure to register before the end of May to take advantage of our early bird price of only $39.99! (And check out the Schedule page for our new, detailed conference schedule–including a PDF with descriptions of all the sessions!)

We can’t wait to see you August 8th!

– The Ch1Con Team

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Speaker Announcement: Kaye M.!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Kaye M. will be leading a session at the 2015 Chapter One Young Writers Conference!

Besides being a YA writer, Kaye is also an online diversity advocate, activist, and book blogger. She is the creator of last year’s incredible, viral feminist hashtag #YesAllWomen, as well as #NotYourStockMuslim. She previously was a member of the We Need Diverse Books campaign team and interned for book packager Cake Literary. Currently she’s one of the moderators of the Writing With Color Tumblr, works as a writing consultant for writers interested in respectfully including diversity in their manuscripts, is interning for a literary agency, and (as if she doesn’t do enough already) is majoring in English at college.

Find Kaye Online

Blog / Twitter / Consulting Service

We have one more speaker to announce, so keep a lookout! Spots to attend the conference are going fast. Make sure to register before the end of May to take advantage of our early bird price of only $39.99!

We can’t wait to see you August 8th!

– The Ch1Con Team

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