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Teen Author Boot Camp
—March 25, 2017

Utah Valley
Convention Center

220 Center St.
Provo, UT 84601



1:00 – 1:45 Breakout #3

Publishing Panel (Ballroom B)

Amy Jameson, Terri Baranowski, Sara B. Larsen, Dustin Hansen, and Johnny Worthen

3:45 – 4:30 Breakout #6

Writers’ Blooper Reel Panel (Ballroom B)

Jay Asher, Dustin Hansen, Ashtyn Newbold, Michael Bacera, Sara B. Larsen, and Johnny Worthen


Ogden Inspired Writing Workshops
— Friday, March 31, 2017 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Good Company Theater
260 25th Street, Second Floor
Ogden, UT 84401

Reading and Discussion


LITerally Podcast before


LUWLeague of Utah Writers Spring Conference
—Saturday April 8, 2017

Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123


LVWCLas Vegas Writers Conference
—April 20-22, 2017

Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122


Breakfast Panel: Staring ME!

Saturday April 22, 8:00-8:30 a.m.


Friday April 21: 9:00-9:50 a.m. (Room 2)

Saturday April 22: 11:00-11:50 a.m. (Room 2)


A dense, wide reaching but enthusiastic presentation beginning with the foundations of language and flowing into the use of symbolism to achieve deeper meaning through shared reference in narrative structures. Guaranteed to confuse and enlighten students of all levels with deconstructionist emphasis on subconscious symbolic relationships and associative writing. We’ll study how symbols are used and suggest ways to identify and harness both acquired and created symbology to strengthen our work.


Friday April 21, 3:00-3:50 p.m. (Room 4)

Saturday April 22, 9:00-9:50 a.m. (Room 3)


A class about those elements of narrative fiction that lend depth, value and resonance to writing. Every story has some, the best have many. We’ll learn how to identify which elements to include in your story. Subplots and multiple stories, arcs, settings, themes, novelties, information and more. A little foresight, a touch of research and a clear goal can nurture the muse to bring out the strength of the form.

StokerCon 2017
—April 27-30, 2017

The Queen Mary
Long Beach, California


Thursday April 27

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Royal Salon)

Concrete advice on tightening your writing from an editor, author and student of the craft. We’ll concentrate on specific issues and hot buttons - lotsof “don’t do this.” See what doesn’t work. See how to fix it. From passive voice to head-hopping, adverbs and scaffolding, a dense class in modern style to pleaseeditors, readers and writers.


Friday April 28

10:00-11:00 a.m. (Promendade/Dealer's Room)


3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(Wedding Chapel)

We'll look at the nuts and bolts of planning out a story that spans multiple volumes, from pitching a series to avoiding the pitfalls that come with expanding a narrative.

Moderator: Janet Joyce Holden
Panelists: Heather Graham, Nancy Holder, Jonathan Maberry, Nancy Kilpatrick, Johnny Worthen


Saturday April 29

:00 - 11:00 a.m. (King's View)

How do writing fiction and writing games differ? How are they the same? Map out the Venn diagram of game writing with our panelists.

Moderator: Johnny Worthen
Panelists: Chuck Wendig, Bill Bridges, Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie


1:00-1:30 (Wedding Chapel)


2:00-3:00 p.m. (Queen's Salon)


3:00-4:00 p.m. (Queen's Salon)


4:00-5:00 p.m. (Regent Room)

Moderator: Lois Gresh
Panelists: Tori Eldridge, Barbara Barnett, Karen Bovenmyer, Johnny Worthen


Happy Hour
4:00-6:00 p.m. (Observation Bar)

Yeah, I'll be late, but I'll be there. Smoke me a kipper and chill me a bourbon and soda!


Bram Stokers Award® & Banquet
7:00-10:00 p.m. (Queen's Salon)

Cocktail Reception
10:00-midnight (Royal Salon)





Spring Into Books
— Saturday May 20, 2017

Viridian Event Center
8030 S 1825 W
West Jordan, UT 84088


2:00 p.m.



LUWEditing Workshop, League of Utah Writers
Summer Prequel
— Saturday June 3, 2017

West Jordan City Hall
8000 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088



— June 8-10

Weber State University-Davis Campus
2750 University Boulevard
Layton, UT 84041




Thursday, June 8, 2007

PRESENTATION: Writing for Young Adults
3:30-4:20 p.m.


Friday June 9, 2007

PANEL: Books the influenced the Authors
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Aaron Blaylock, Callie Stoker (M), Dave Butler, Johnny Worthen, and Wendy Knight


PRESENTATION: Writing to Theme
5:30-7:20 p.m.


Saturday June 10, 2007

PANEL: Underused Conflicts: What are They and How They Make Your Story Stronger
12:30-1:20 p.m.

C Michelle Jefferies, Gama Ray Martinez, Johnny Worthen, and M.K. Hutchins (M)


PRESENTATION: Character Creation and Management, The D&D Way
1:30-3:20 p.m.


PRESENTATION: There are No Rules; Here are Ten
3:30 - 4:20 p.m.


PANEL: Writing Humor
6:30-7:20 p.m.

Aaron Blaylock, Alyson Peterson (M), Johnny Worthen, and Robert J Defendi


Lifelong Learning - University of Utah

University of Utah Annex Building
1901 E South Campus Drive
UofUSLC, UT 84112


Creative Writing Bootcamp

Saturdays (2 sessions)
July 8th & July 15th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CREATIVE WRITING BOOTCAMP (LLWRC 842) Have you always wanted to write creatively but never had the chance to start? Or is your writer-self blocked and unable to finish anything? In Creative Writing Bootcamp, we'll launch into a series of generative exercises designed to give you plenty of material for your own stories. In between exercises, we'll share our work in an open and joyous environment, discuss craft, and explore how to incorporate writing into daily life. You'll leave class with a series of flash fictions ready to be polished or expanded in your writing practice.


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Salt Lake County Library
Author Panel Series
— Wed. July 26, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Sandy Library
10100 South Petunia Way
Sandy, UT 84092

Panel on Paranormal and YA Fiction





Eborn 7/27Eborn Books — Support Imagination!
—Thursday July 27, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Eborn Books
254 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Panel on Sci-Fi, Paranorma, Fantasy and Urban Fantasy including Young Adult

I'll present my class on The History of Mystery

Book signing afterwards



LUWMarketing Workshop, League of Utah Writers
Summer Prequel
— Saturday July 29, 2017

West Jordan City Hall
8000 S Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84088



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Salt Lake County Library
— Wed. August 2, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Holladay Library
2150 East Murray Holladay Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

The History of Mystery





Authors in the Round
— August 26, 2017 7:00-9:00 p.m.

American Fork Library
64 S. 100 E.
American Fork, UT 84003

Panel: Writers on Writing

Presentation: Writing to Theme


Henderson Writers Group
—August 30, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada


Presentation: Writing to Theme



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Salt Lake County Library
Author Panels
— August 31, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Kearns Library
5350 South 4220 West
Kearns, UT 84118



Panel on Editing and Polishing



Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Conference
— September 7-10, 2016


Salt Lake Comic Con
— September 21-23, 2017

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1408



LUWLeague of Utah Writers Fall Conference
(The big one)
—October 6-7, 2017

Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville Campus

4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123



Infinite Monkey Weekend
— October 19-22, 2017


Eborn 10/27Eborn Books — Support Imagination!
—Thur. October 26, 2017 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Eborn Books
254 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Panel on Horror, Thriller, and Romantic Suspence including Young Adult

I'll present my class on A Glimpse of Horror

Book signing afterwards



Teen Author Boot Camp - Idaho
—Saturday October 28, 2017

TABC-IdahoMadison Junior High
134 Madison Ave
Rexburg, ID 83440


—A Novel in 90 Days
10:15-11:00 a.m.
1:55-2:40 p.m.