Teen Author Boot Camp is an annual teen writers conference held every spring in Provo, Utah. The next conference is scheduled for April 14, 2018 at the Utah Valley Convention Center.
Nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the conference to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills.
Past keynote speakers include Jay Asher, Marie Lu, Brandon Sanderson, Jessica Day George, James Dashner, Ally Condie, Shannon Hale, Kiersten White, Brandon Mull, Dan Wells, and Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Registration includes lunch, an afternoon snack, a TABC drawstring backpack, a TABC t-shirt, and a conference program. Teens are also encouraged to enter the First Chapter Contest where their work is judged by industry professionals for the chance to win a commemorative plaque as well as a cash prize.
Meet the Founders of Teen Author Boot Camp
TABC began as a simple desire to give back to the teen writing community and has grown into one of the nation’s largest teen writing conferences of its kind. Every year these women, along with a small army of volunteers, donate thousands of hours to foster teen authors and continue to fight the battle of keeping creative writing in public education.
Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for some helpful information in planning your day at TABC. All inquries not addressed on that page may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.