Keynote address by Julie Berry

Photo of Julie Berry
You Want to Write? What’s the Matter With You?*
*From writer’s block, self-doubt, self-loathing, and Candy Crush
Julie’s Keynote will include:
·       Facing our fears, our impostor syndrome, and our snarky relatives 
·       Boldly writing what matters to us with authenticity and confidence 
·       Trusting, embracing, and – hallelujah! — consistently doing the work of writing


Julie Berry is the author of the award-winning young adult novel, ALL THE TRUTH THAT’S IN ME (2013, Viking). She is also the author of THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE (2014, Roaring Brook), THE AMARANTH ENCHANTMENT and SECONDHAND CHARM (Bloomsbury), and the SPLURCH ACADEMY FOR DISRUPTIVE BOYS series (Penguin Books for Young Readers). She grew up in western New York and holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College in writing for children and young adults. Before becoming an author, she worked in software sales and marketing. She now lives in southern California with her husband and four sons. Find her online at, or on Twitter at @julieberrybooks. Photo Credit: Bruce Lucier

Can’t make it for all the afternoon sessions? Join us for Friday afternoon only.

  • Keynote address by Julie Berry.
  • Attend an author panel.
  • Take part in an exclusive book signing with our amazing faculty.
  • Join us for our party, delicious refreshments included.

All for $18! (After March 31st, $20.) You definitely don’t want to miss this!

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