Upcoming Events

2017 Events and Appearances

January 18th, Blue Horizons Author Event, Fort Morgan, Colorado —I’ll be running writing workshops with the fabulous middle school writers of Fort Morgan as part of the Blue Horizon’s author program.

February 3rd, CCIRA 50th Anniversary Conference, Denver, Colorado —I’m presenting 2 sessions at this incredible conference. One on Using Apocalyptic Fiction to Engage and Empower Students, and another on teaching Wild Mind Writing Games. I hope to see you there.

February 8th, Brighton High Skype Visit, Colorado —Looking forward to talking with the Brighton High book club.

April 1st, Colorado Teen Literature Conference, Denver, Colorado I’ll be leading a workshop session on Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction. See the CO Teen Literature website for details. This conference rocks!

April 19th, Fort Collins High School Author Visit, Fort Collins, Colorado —I’ll be at FCH all day running workshops and talking with students, so if you’re an FCH student or teacher, I look forward to meeting you.

 

2016 Events and Appearances

February 24th, McGraw Elementary School, Fort Collins, Colorado —Full day Author Visit for grades 3rd-5th. Go Eagles!

February 29th, Ignacio Middle School Author Visit, Ignacio, Colorado I’ll be at Ignacio Middle School all day, working with all grades and the teachers. If you’re an Ignacio student, teacher, or parent, I look forward to meeting you.

April 2nd, Colorado Teen Literature Conference, Denver, Colorado — I’ll be leading a workshop session on writing, reading, and teaching graphic novels. See the CO Teen Literature website for details.

April 22nd, Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado —I’m teaching a Master class on Earning the Character Transformation. See the NCW website for details.

Good food will be available! Come by for a snack.

Good food might be available! Come by for a snack.

June 8th, CSU Writing Project, Fort Collins, Colorado —I’m going to be there Wednesday morning and afternoon, running workshops on writing stories, and poetry games. This is a fantastic summer writing camp for young writers.

June 16th- 26th, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California I’ll be taking part in the Antioch summer residency from the 16th to the 26th. Looking forward to seeing all my writing friends, colleagues, and mentees there. This is an incredible Low-Res MFA program if you’re interested in getting an MFA in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, or Writing for Young People.

September 17-18th, RMC-SCBWI, Golden, Colorado —I’ll be presenting two sessions at the 2016 RMC-SCBWI Conference this year. Both sessions are taking place on Sunday. One is a two hour intensive on character and plot, and the other is a one hour interactive session on endings. See the RMC-SCBWI Letters and Lines Conference website for details. This is a fantastic conference for anyone interested in writing (or illustrating) picture books, chapter books, middle grade books, or young adult novels. I hope to see you there!

 

2015 Events and Appearances

January 12th -16th, Whidbey Writers Workshop, Whidbey Island, Washington —The Whidbey Writers Workshop has invited me out as guest faculty. I’ll be running workshops on story structure, world building, character development, and taking your characters to the end of the line. Visit their Website for details. 

February 2nd, Littleton Elementary School, Littleton, Colorado —Littleton Author Visit for grades 3rd-5th.

March 2nd, KRFC, Fort Collins, Colorado KRFC interview aired. Catch me reading and answering questions on the radio. 88.9.

March 27th – 28th, Northern Colorado Writers Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado —I’ll be leading two sessions: one on Friday the 27th on developing characters, and one on the 28th on developing conflict. See the NCW website for details.

April 11th, Colorado Teen Literature Conference, Denver, Colorado — I’ll be leading a workshop session on writing, reading, and teaching graphic novels. See the CO Teen Literature website for details.

May 18th, Eiber Elementary School Author Visit, Lakewood, Colorado I’ll be at Eiber Elementary School all day, working with all grades and the teachers. If you’re an Eiber student, teacher, or parent, I look forward to meeting you.

June 9th, CSU Writing Project, Fort Collins, Colorado —I’m going to be there Tuesday morning and afternoon, running workshops on writing stories, and poetry games. This is a fantastic summer writing camp for young writers.

June 11th- 21st, Antioch University, Los Angeles, California I’ll be taking part in the Antioch summer residency from the 11th to the 21st. Looking forward to seeing all my writing friends, colleagues, and mentees there. This is an incredible Low-Res MFA program if you’re interested in getting an MFA in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, or Writing for Young People.

September 12th, Comic Con! Fort Collins, ColoradoMeet me at Fort Collins’s first ever Comic Con. I’m going to be participating in a panel on creating comics, and I’ll be hosting games and giveaways at the Old Firehouse Table.

September 21st, RMC-SCBWI, Fort Collins, Colorado —The local (Northern Colorado) chapter of SCBWI has asked me to present and run a workshop at their September meeting. I’ll be talking about creating graphic and hybrid texts. If you’re an SCBWI member, I hope to see you there (Mulligans, 7-9pm).

October 16th-18th, Northern Colorado Writer’s Retreat, Estes Park, Colorado —Writing in the Rockies. It doesn’t get any better than this. I’m doing a workshop on character and plot on Saturday, and delivering the Keynote speech on Saturday night. Hopefully, I’ll come up with something worthwhile to say. But even if I don’t, the setting and company (they’re bringing out some fantastic editors, agents, and writers) will make it all worthwhile. To register, visit the NCW website (Northern Colorado Writers).

December 9th, Reading and Publishing Q & A, Barnes and Noble, Fort Collins, Colorado —The brilliant novelist Dan Robinson and I will be giving short readings from our work and answering your questions about writing and publishing at the Barnes and Noble on College Avenue in Fort Collins. The event is sponsored by NCTE, and book sales will go to support future English teachers. Things will get started at 6:30pm, but drop in anytime between 6:30pm and 8:00pm to meet us, learn more about writing and publishing, and get a signed book for a Holiday gift.

 

If you’re a bookstore owner, teacher, librarian, or other lover of words please contact me about scheduling an event! ToddMitchellBooks (at) hotmail.com