What is the Teen Literature Convention?
The Twin Cities Teen Lit Con (TLC) is where authors, books, teens, and fun collide. There will be amazing authors, breakout sessions, and an action-packed Exhibit Hall (book arts, book signings, and much more). Teens have the opportunity to connect with their favorite authors, explore other aspects of being a part of a reading community, and attend workshops for writers.

Who can attend?
The event is open to the public, but the event and activities are focused on teens. The goal is to give teens the opportunity to meet authors, learn about writing and publishing, and enjoy the literary fun. All readers of YA literature are welcome, but we want teens to feel that this event is for them.

How much does it cost to attend?
The event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

Can I volunteer?
This is an entirely volunteer supported event. We love our volunteers! So much, in fact, that we call them Ambassadors and they make TLC happen. Librarians, teachers, media specialists, parents, and other adults are welcome to volunteer. No teens, please. We want teens to be able to enjoy the event! Click here to learn more about being an Ambassador.

Is there an ATM available?
No, there is no ATM at Two Rivers High School.

Will there be food available?
Yes, concessions will be open during lunch. BRING CASH! There is no ATM on campus and concessions do not take credit cards.

Can I buy books onsite?
Yes! We will be selling books in the exhibit hall. But bring cash or a credit card—there is no ATM on campus.

Can I bring my own books for authors to sign?

Can I bring a class/bus of students with me?
Yes, please do! Visit the Transportation Award page for more information.

May I invite a Teen Lit Con National author to my school the day/week before the event?
NO, YOU MAY NOT. Our contracts have an exclusivity clause that means the authors may not do another event in the region for a period of time around ours.

We do this for two reasons:
• We want to encourage students to attend Teen Lit Con and be exposed to many authors; a school visit may discourage that.
• It is not fair to the other 200+ high schools & middle schools in the Twin Cities.

Please do not put the author in an awkward position by asking them to break that clause. 

Do you have other questions not answered here? Email teenlitcon@gmail.com

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