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LitUp Festival

Schedule of Events

  • 8:00-8:30 a.m.
    • Registration
  • 8:30-9:00 a.m.
    • Welcome/Creative Contest Winner Recognition
  • 9:00-10:00 a.m.
    • Keynote: Christina Hammonds Reed, author of The Black Kids
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m.
    • Book Signing
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Author Talk – Trung Le Nguyen, cartoonist/author of The Magic Fish
    • Author Talk – Shay Alexi, poet/author of Diary of a Ghost Girl
    • Fiction/Critique Workshop – Megan Bannen and Amanda Sellet
    • Non-fiction/Publication Workshop – Pembroke Hill Social Justice Club
  • 11:30-12:45 p.m.
    • Free Lunch (while supplies last)
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Author Talk – Julie Berry, author of The Lovely War
    • Author Talk – Susan Vollenweider & Beckett Graham/The History Chicks podcast
    • Poetry/Hip Hop Workshop – Royce “Sauce” Handy, Kansas City-based activist and rapper
    • Graphic Arts/Illustration Workshop – James Rumfelt, illustrator of The Spectra Chronicles
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Creative Break featuring ScrapsKC/Ice Cream Time
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. 
    • Keynote: Neal Schusterman, author of Sythe and Thunderhead

Keynote Authors

Christina Hammonds Reed

Neal Shusterman

Featured Authors

Julie Berry

The History Chicks

Trung Le Nguyen

Shay Alexi

LitUp Workshops

Deeper Than Rap: How Hip-Hop is More Than Image and Noise

From Spark to Flame: How to turn inspiration into a story

I ART Therefore I Am…An ARTist

We Started a Social Justice Club and You Should Too!

LitUp includes three summer workshops this year! Read more about each and register soon!

LitUp eSports Academy

LitUp Podcasting Workshop

LitUp We Are R.A.P Hip Hop Workshop

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