Below is the information for the 2018 Youth Writers Conference. Authors, Presenters and Panels for the 2019 Conference will be announced on this page and on our twitter @tbyouthwriters in August.

Youth Conference Playbill

Keynote: Jerry Spinelli

Dan Alatorre author of numerous bestsellers that have been translated into 12 different languages.


Mike Maihack is the creator of the award winning graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space.









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Kelly is a YA author focused on empowering young women. Her debut YA fantasy, GRAVEMAIDENS, is being published in the fall of ’19, sequel forthcoming ’20.
Jarod Rosello is a Cuban-American artist, researcher and teacher from Miami, Florida. He currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of South Florida.














Kermit the Newf is a service dog who inspired his own series of children’s stories.

Catherine Tinker’s debut YA novel Reconnected comes out in 2019.
Walter “Wally B” Jennings is a slam poet and founder of the Heard ‘Em Say.


Gloria Munoz is a poet, screenwriter and teacher, affiliated with multiple literary magazines and co-founder of Pitch Her Productions.
Software engineer by day, incredibly prolific author for all ages by night, John Hope is brought to us in partnership with FCTE.