2019 Workshop Leader: Joan He!

The Chapter One Events team is absolutely thrilled to announce our first speaker for the 2019 Chapter One Young Writers Conference and Chapter Twenty-One Conference: YA sci-fi/fantasy author Joan He!

Joan HeJoan He was born and raised in Philadelphia but still will, on occasion, lose her way. At a young age, she received classical instruction in oil painting before discovering that stories were her favorite kind of art. She studied psychology and Chinese history at the University of Pennsylvania and currently writes from a desk overlooking the city waterfront. Descendant of the Crane is her young adult debut.

Joan will be leading workshops at both Ch1Con and Ch21Con. She will also be speaking on the conferences’ combined ask anything panel and signing books at the end of the day.

Plus, in honor of speaking, we’re giving away one hardcover copy of her incredible debut novel Descendant of the Crane! (If you somehow haven’t heard of it yet, it’s basically a YA Chinese-inspired Game of Thrones. You’re welcome.) Just click the link below to enter the raffle. We’ll leave it open for one week!

Click here by 4/29 to enter to win a hardcover copy of Joan He’s debut novel DESCENDANT OF THE CRANE!

Find Joan online:

Check out Descendant of the Crane on GoodReads.

Interested in attending one of our young writers’ conferences on June 29 in Des Plaines, IL (a suburb of Chicago)? You can learn more at:

We’ve got lots of other amazing speakers to announce as well in the lead-up to the 2019 conferences, so keep an eye on our websites and social media for more speaker announcements coming your way soon!!

– The Ch1Events Team

April Online Events

Happy April! We love this month, because April showers = more excuses to cozy up inside and write! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience level. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, April 11th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET (7:00 to 8:00 PM CT): Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is pacing. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, April 27th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM ET (6:00 to 9:00 PM CT): Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/18990316083071

– The Ch21Con Team

2019 Conference Registration Is Open!

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We’re thrilled to announce that registration for the 2019 Chapter Twenty-One Conference is officially open!

The conference will take place Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn – Chicago O’Hare in Des Plaines, Illinois. It will include workshops, two panels, a lunchtime pizza party, trivia (with prizes!), and all kinds of other good stuff. Attendance is open to any writers who will be between the ages of 21 and 29 as of June 29th, 2019. (If you’ll be between the ages of 11 and 20, check out our sister conference, the Chapter One Young Writers Conference!)

Register early (now through the end of April) to get our special Early Bird Admission rate of $74.99 (lunch included)! Registration is available at:

www.chapter21conference.org/register

Interested in who this year’s speakers are? Keep an eye on the blog, because we’ll be announcing the speakers very soon! (And registered attendees will get a sneakpeek!)

Spots are limited to attend the conference, so make sure to register before they’re gone!

We’re so excited for the 2019 conference (and hope you are too)! See you in June!

— The Ch21Con Team

 

March Online Events

Who’s ready for some March Madness?! (And by “madness” we mean “WRITING ALL OF THE WORDS!”) As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience level. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, March 7th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET (7:00 to 8:00 PM CT): Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is saggy middles. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, March 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM ET (6:00 to 9:00 PM CT): Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/57258611981407

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Keep an eye out for some VERY EXCITING NEWS coming your way soon!!!

February Online Events

Brrr! It’s February! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, February 7th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET (7:00 to 8:00 PM CT): Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is tropes. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, February 16th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM ET (6:00 to 9:00 PM CT): Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us20.chatzy.com/16185524274012

– The Ch21Con Team

January Online Events

Happy new year! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, January 10th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is outlining. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, January 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us23.chatzy.com/32377026021829

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Keep an eye out for some other cool things Chapter One Events has coming your way this month!!

December Online Events

Happy holidays! This month, we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat, as well as our annual virtual write-a-thon! All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience level. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, December 13th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is plot structure. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, December 16th from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM EST: Virtual Write-a-Thon

Join us for Chapter One Events’ annual twelve-hour, through-the-day Virtual Write-a-Thon!

A virtual write-a-thon is an event where a bunch of people get together to write a bunch of words, talk about writing, and procrastinate–online. You don’t have to attend for the whole event (only as much as you want to) and you can write whatever you want.

Link to the Chatzy chat room where we’ll be hosting the virtual write-a-thon: http://us23.chatzy.com/32204587879240

We hope you have a festive and fun holiday season, and can’t wait to see you at our December events!

– The Ch21Con Team

NaNoWriMo Online Events

It’s November 1st, which means IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH! Who’s embarking on this harrowing (erm, FUN) journey with us?

In honor of NaNoWriMo (and, you know, to keep ourselves accountable), we’re hosting a bevy of NaNoWriMo-related online events throughout November. Writers of all ages and experience levels are welcome. We can’t wait to spend this month writing (and definitely not crying over writer’s block and plot holes) with you!

Saturday, November 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Thursday, November 8th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is creating a magic system. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, November 10th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Saturday, November 17th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Saturday, November 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate)! We’ll be talking through story problems and running writing sprints all evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/54721265311934

Want even more fun, free, online events for young writers this NaNoWriMo? Check out the events our sister conference, Ch1Con, is hosting!

Happy NaNoWriMo, and may the plot bunnies be ever in your favor!

– The Ch21Con Team

October Online Events

Happy spooky szn! As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, October 11th from 8:00 to 9:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is writing about animals. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, October 20th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/59850893560295

– The Ch21Con Team

September Online Events

Happy September, aka the beginning of our 2018 – 2019 conference planning season! We’re so excited to get back into hosting free, monthly online events for you.

As always, this month we’ll be hosting our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age. We can’t wait to see you at them!

Thursday, September 13th at 8:00 PM Eastern: Twitter Chat

The topic of our Twitter chat this month is developing voice. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, September 22nd from 7:00 to 10:00 PM Eastern: Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link to the chat room: http://us21.chatzy.com/67618647565016

– The Ch21Con Team