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LitUp Registration Form

Register for the morning session, afternoon session, or both! Registration includes a LitUp swag bag with all kinds of goodies, and the chance to win signed books by the LitUp authors during drawings that will be conducted throughout the day.

Select events you are planning to attend

  • Keynote and book signing by Gayle Forman, bestselling author of If I Stay and I Have Lost My Way 
  • Author sessions featuring:
    • Miranda Asebedo, author of The Deepest Roots
    • Katie Green, artist and graphic novelist of Lighter Than My Shadow
    • James L. Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
    • Abib Khorram, author of Darius the Great is Not Okay
    • Wyatt Townley, Kansas Poet Laureate Emerita and author of The Afterlife of Trees
    • Mitch Brian, screen-writer, playwright, co-creator/writer Batman: The Animated Series episodes
    • David Muhammad, hip-hop artist Brother Newz, Crescent Peace Society award winner.
    • Jennifer S. Holland, author of the Unlikely Friendships book series
  • Fun creative activities, selfie stations, and snacks
Lunch – 12:20 – 1:15 p.m.
A free cookout lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a drink will be provided.
  • Keynote and book signing by Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Author sessions featuring:
    • L.L. McKinney, author of A Blade So Black
    • David Terrill, illustrator and Kansas City Art Institute professor
    • Aisha Sharif, poet, professor, and Cave Canem Fellow
    • Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser, co-authors of Girl Code
  • Creative Workshops (Choose one below/Space is limited)
  • Ice Cream Break
  • Fun creative activities, selfie stations, and snacks
Celebrate the winners of the LitUp 2019 Creative Contest, then join KC rapper Royce “Sauce” Handy for the LitUp Poetry Slam finale. Celebrate teens creativity as teens perform their original poems and raps on stage.

Special prize drawings at the end of the day!
Creative Workshops*
The Creative Workshops are optional.
*Graphic Art Workshop with Mikhail Shadeed, Mid-Continent Public Library Graphic Designer is full.
*Poetry Slam Workshop with Aisha Sharif and David Muhammad is full.
*Fiction Writing Workshop with Adib Khorram is full.
*Nonfiction Writing Workshop with Jen Mann is full.

Your Information

*Groups of more than six will need to call 816.503.4190 to register.