The 2019 faculty will feature an all-star lineup of authors and literary professionals you won’t want to miss.

Please note that this list is subject to revision as we finalize plans with our presenters.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Brent Weeks

See his bio and links here…

 

 

CONTINUING SESSION INSTRUCTORS

 

Wayne Thomas Batson

Wayne is an established bestselling author with sixteen books in print. His works have garnered critical acclaim from Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, and VOYA Magazine. Because of the popularity of Wayne’s books, he has appeared on national television, including the Fox Morning Show and Reuters America. A feature article on Wayne’s pirate novel, Isle of Swords, appeared on the front page of The Washington Post. And Wayne’s novels have garnered nominations and awards including: Mom’s Choice Award, The Moonlighter Award, The Cybill, The Clive Staples Awards, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Wayne is a veteran middle school English teacher of 26 years and writes because all young people dream of visiting new worlds and achieving something that matters.

 

Julie Hall

Julie Hall is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of young adult fantasy fiction.

Before writing her first novel Julie worked as a film publicist and rubbed elbows with the rich and famous . . . as in she would gently nudge them to let them know their meal had arrived during press interviews.

She now spends most of her “office hours” with her two furry writing buddies, Coco and Moose. Her daughter thinks that mommy’s superpower is “sleeping all day,” but that’s because she’s often awake until the wee hours of the morning weaving tales of adventure in worlds of her own creation. When asked in an interview what she wanted to be when she grew up, she’s quoted to have answered, “to never have to grow up.” See her website here.

 

Ted Baehr

Ted Baehr is the Founder and Publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® (movieguide.org), a family guide to entertainment.

An award-winning media authority often on web, television, radio and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment.

His many books include How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), The Media-Wise Family, Narnia Beckons, Faith In God & Generals, The Amazing Grace Of Freedom, and The Culture-Wise Family, among many others. For more information, please visit movieguide.org.

 

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

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POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

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TEEN TRACK INSTRUCTOR
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ELECTIVE INSTRUCTORS

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