Book Academy 2017 

A Monstrous Taste for Writing

UVU Book Academy

September 26, 2017
Sorensen Student Center

The Conference for Aspiring Writers & Illustrators of All Levels

Come meet the experts that can help you…

  • Start or finish writing your book. 

  • Pitch your story to publishers.

  • Develop complex characters in your writing.

  • Craft, organize and process thoughts and ideas.

  • Build marketing and positioning strategies that sell books.

  • Understand the ins-and-outs of self-publishing – Publishing 101.

  • Avoid mistakes by learning from authors who did everything wrong.

  • Discover what publishers are looking for and how to get into the game.

  • Explore tools that pump up your story to hold the reader’s attention and make them loyal fans.                                   

2017 Keynote Speaker: MATTHEW KIRBY

Matthew J. Kirby is the critically acclaimed and award-winning author of the middle grade novels The Clockwork ThreeIcefallThe Lost KingdomInfinity Ring Book 5: Cave of Wonders, and The Quantum League series, the Dark Gravity Sequence, and the Assassin’s Creed series, Last Descendants. He was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, he has won the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, the PEN Center USA award for Children’s Literature, and the Judy Lopez Memorial Award, and has been named to the New York Public Library’s 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults lists. He is also a school psychologist, and currently lives in Utah with his wife and three step-kids.

 Matthew Kirby

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UVU Book Academy 2017-A Monstrous Taste for Writing

Registration Information

Adult Registration: $75

Student Registration: $50

Register Today - Keynote and Lunch included with full registration