University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Ellen Hopkins


Ms. Hopkins is appearing courtesy of Simon & Schuster

Ellen Hopkins is the New York Times best-selling author of thirteen young adult novels, as well as the adult novels "Triangles," "Collateral" and "Love Lies Beneath." She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative.

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Scheduled events:
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Author Continental Breakfast
Join us in advance of the program for coffee, juice and pastries.

BookStore (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Opening panel
A panel will share their journey of becoming an author or illustrator.

Student Union Gallagher Theatre (Seats 300)
Fri, Mar 10, 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Christian Robinson
Writing Workshop: Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
A writing workshop for teens

Student Union Tubac (Seats 50)
Fri, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Ellen Hopkins
Writing Workshop: Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday
A writing workshop for teens

Student Union Tubac (Seats 50)
Fri, Mar 10, 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Ellen Hopkins
Creative Arts Teen Summit - CATS Fiesta Friday - Autographing Session
Student Union BookStore (lower level)  View this venue on the Festival map
Fri, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Chris Britt, Jeff Garvin, Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins, Shaun David Hutchinson, LeUyen Pham, Adam Rex, Christian Robinson
Real Life as Inspiration or Desperation
Join Ellen Hopkins and Bill Konigsberg as they talk about The You I've Never Known and Honestly Ben and answer questions about how real life experiences influence their books.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Panelists: Ellen Hopkins, Bill Konigsberg
What's Trending in YA
Young adult literature is constantly changing as an exciting area of publishing. YA authors and experts will talk about what they see as currently trending and their predictions for the next big trends.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ellen Hopkins, Kelly Jensen, Aprilynne Pike
Moderator: Hannah Gomez
Writing a Novel in Verse: A Workshop for Adults and Teens
Ellen Hopkins will share advice and strategies for how to tell a story in poetry through writing a novel in verse.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ellen Hopkins
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
Life on the Margins: Teens Struggling to Survive Real Life
Best-selling author Ellen Hopkins will share how her life experiences led her to write about the real life struggles of teens. Her books delve into the lives of teens on the margins who are dealing with addiction, suicide, abuse, loss, and other tough topics.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ellen Hopkins
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
Monday - School Visit
School visits are individually scheduled. For questions or additional information, please contact Cheryl Schrader-Gerken at gerken.cheryl@gmail.com

Monday - School Visit
Mon, Mar 13, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Children / Teens

Panelists: Kathleen Glasgow, Ellen Hopkins

Books:
The You I've Never Known
Children / Teens
Margaret K. McElderry Books
January 2017
ISBN 9781481442909
Hardcover, 608 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? A new novel in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Ellen Hopkins. More/less

Traffick
Children / Teens
Margaret K. McElderry Books
November 2015
ISBN 9781442482876
Hardcover, 528 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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