10:00 – 11:00 – Panel – Dystopian Worlds: Mazes of Time, Space, and Memory (Celeste Trimble, moderator) featuring Alexandra Bracken, Sharon Cameron, James Dashner.
Three best selling YA authors talk about creating dystopias in which their characters struggle to save their world. Whether those worlds involve mazes, time travel or the loss of memory, these authors portray dangerous worlds where mysteries abound and survival is an uncertainty. Location: KIVA in the College of Education
11:00 – 11:30 – Autographing
1:00 – 1:45 – Moving through Alternative Worlds.
Join Alexandra Bracken and Shannon Messenger as they talk about "Let the Wind Rise" and "Wayfarer" and answer questions on writing about alternative worlds and time travel. You will do a book talk on your newest book and then answer questions. Location: Teen and Author Stage
1:45 - 2:00 – Autographing
2:30 – 3:30 – Panel – Impact of War and Conflict (Michelle Mohrweis, moderator) featuring Cheryl Blackford, Alexandra Bracken, and Deborah Hopkinson.
Three authors reflect on writing about people caught in the middle of war and conflict and their stories of courage and survival. Their books reflect a range of genres, from historical fiction to informational books to time travel. Location: Room 351 in the College of Education
3:30 – 4:00 - Autographing