November Online Events

Hey, everyone! November is starting and that means NaNoWriMo for a lot of us. We’ll be having our usual online events, which we hope will help you get in the mood for writing. And if you’re not doing NaNo, join us anyway!

Our Twitter chat will be on November 14 from 8-9 pm ET (7-8 pm CT) on the topic of endings. Join us on our Twitter at @ch21con and use the hashtag #Ch21Con to join! Writers of all ages/experience levels are welcome.

Our virtual write-in will be on November 30 from 7-10 pm ET (6-9 pm CT). We’ll be holding sprints and chatting about plot problems or procrastination. Join us on our Discord channel here: https://discordapp.com/invite/dApav75 (Remember, you don’t need a Discord account- just write your name and click out of any pop-up boxes and you’ll be chatting with us right away!)

Keep your eyes on our social media accounts to find out about any more online events we may be hosting! Thanks for joining us!

October Online Events

Hello, awesome Ch21Con community! We’re excited for the beginning of October: autumn weather, cups of tea while writing, and getting ready for NaNoWriMo next month! This month, we’ve got our usual online events lined up for you. All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience.

Thursday, October 10th from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET (7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CT): Twitter chat

The topic of this month’s Twitter chat will be writing series. Join us on Twitter using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and chat with other writers!

Saturday, October 26th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT): Virtual write-in

This month, we’re launching our Discord channel, where we’ll be hosting our virtual write-ins and other events that used to take place on Chatzy. Anyone can join, even if you don’t have a Discord account. The link is here: https://discord.gg/dApav75

Thanks so much for participating in our events, and we can’t wait to see you!

-The Chapter 21 Conference Team

September Online Events

Hello, Ch21Con community! After a relaxing summer break (and our awesome July conference), we are back for a year of online events, starting this month with our usual Twitter chat and virtual write-in!

All writers are welcome at these events, regardless of age or experience.

Thursday, September 12 from 8:00 to 9:00 PM ET (7:00 to 8:00 PM CT): Twitter Chat

The topic of this month’s Twitter chat will be writing romances. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, September 28 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET (6:00 pm to 9:00 PM CT): Virtual Write-In

Join us to write (and procrastinate) at any point you’re available during the evening. Link is incoming.

We’re excited to see you all there!

-The Ch21Con Team

2019 Ask Anything Panel

Hey there, everyone!

Can’t make it to one of our 2019 conferences? Not to worry! As in previous years, we’re excited to be able to live-stream the “Ask Anything” panel with our 2019 speakers, so all of you amazing young writers who can’t make it to Ch1Con and Ch21Con 2019 still get to participate in something.

This year, the participating speakers will be:

  • Francesca Zappia (Eliza and Her Monsters)
  • Joan He (Descendant of the Crane)
  • Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness – September, 2019!)
  • Riley Redgate (Final Draft)

The panel moderators will be Emma Rose Ryan (Ch1Con director) and Julia Byers (Ch21Con director).

The Ask Anything panel will take place during the conferences on Saturday, June 29th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM CDT (5:00 to 6:00 PM EDT).

This is totally free and you don’t need to sign up for anything; it’s simply our gift to you to thank you for all of your support throughout the year. You can find the live-stream on our organization’s YouTube channel at:

www.youtube.com/chapteroneconference

Or, we’re conveniently embedding the video in the post below:

We’ll be asking the panelists a mixture of questions from both the attendees at the two conferences and those of you watching from home. The questions can be about absolutely anything you want, serious or goofy, writing-related or not. (For example, in 2014 we asked our speakers about their OTPs. One replied that she shipped herself and Panera.)

If you’ll be watching the live-stream and would like to ask the speakers a question, there are two ways you can go about doing it:

1.) If you already know what you’d like to ask, you can email your question(s) to us at chapter21conference@gmail.com any time until the day of the conference.

2.) If you come up with a question while you’re watching the live-stream, you can tweet it using #Ch1Con or #Ch21Con.

Either way, feel free to ask as many questions as you’d like. No promises we’ll make it through every single question during the hour-long panel, but we’ll do our best.

Thanks again for supporting us, guys! It means the world to everyone on the Chapter One Events team.

See you at 4:00 PM central/5:00 PM eastern!

– The Chapter One Events team

June Online Events

Whaaat! It’s JUNE, aka CONFERENCE MONTH, aka WE ARE SO EXCITED!

While we prep for Ch21Con 2019, this month we’ll also 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, June 13th 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 types of publishing. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, June 22nd 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/12355628376709

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. We have one more speaker announcement coming your way soon! And we are HYPE about it! So keep an eye out! (Also, if you want to buy a 2019 conference t-shirt or sweatshirt, orders are due by Monday, June 17! Register now to not miss out!)

May 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, May 9th 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 author brand. Join us using #Ch21Con to answer our questions and talk with other writers!

Saturday, May 18th 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://us23.chatzy.com/31718975351540

– The Ch21Con Team

P.S. Today is the FINAL DAY to register for Ch21Con at our discounted early bird admission rate! Register by midnight central time before the price hike by visiting our Register page.

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