Teen Readers

Interested in joining a Teen Writing Group?

Teens come together to share and critique writing, often with a nationally published young adult author as a mentor and participant. An incredible opportunity for aspiring teen writers! Free and open exclusively to teens. 

A former Teen Advisory Board member said, "All of us read some writing, and then the conversation naturally went towards unique ways they develop characters and what platforms they use to help get inspired and to publish their work. They had really unique approaches - like using mood boards, matching songs to characters, and creating virtual versions of their characters. We did a short setting exercise, too, that looked at how settings change over time."

Tattered Cover Aspen Grove: This group meets the last Sunday of each month from 2pm - 3pm. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Please email Anna to RSVP.

  • Sunday, June 30, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, July 28, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, August 25, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, October 27, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, November 24, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019: Teen Writing Group; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove. Email Anna to RSVP.

Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue: We meet in the Orchestra Pit. This is free and open exclusively to teens. Please email Len Vlahos to RSVP. 

  • This group meets randomly. Check this space for updates or email Len Vlahos!

-- Fierce Reads YA Author Tour with MAUREEN GOOKRISTINA FOREST, JESS ROTHENBERG and HAFSAH FAIZAL THURSDAY, June 13; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue

ABOUT THE EVENT: Maurene Goo, author of Since You Asked, will discuss and sign Somewhere Only We Know ($17.99 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a Cosmopolitan Best Young Adult Book of 2019. In this heartwarming rom-com, sparks fly between a K pop starlet and a tabloid reporter.

Debut author Kristina Forest will discuss and sign I Wanna Be Where You Are ($17.99 Roaring Brook Press). When Chloe’s mom forbids her to apply for a spot at the dance conservatory of her dreams, she devises a secret plan to drive two hundred miles to the nearest audition with her annoying neighbor and his dog in tow.

Jess Rothenberg, author of The Catastrophic History of You & Me, will discuss and sign The Kingdom ($18.99 Henry Holt and Co.), a tale of love, lies, and what it means to be human. Ana is one of seven “princesses” engineered to make dreams come true in an immersive fantasy theme park called The Kingdom. But the fairytale becomes a nightmare when Ana is accused of murdering Owen, a park employee, igniting the trial of the century.

Debut author Hafsah Faizal will discuss and sign We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya) ($18.99 Farrar, Straus and Giroux), a most anticipated young adult novel of 2019. Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping story of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.


-- Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House SATURDAY, June 22; 2:00 pm at Tattered Cover Colfax

ABOUT THE EVENTYes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House ($18.99 Schwartz & Wade) is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge--something every girl can do. This collection is compiled with contributions from Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Kalisha Dessources Figures, Molly Dillon, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo.

This event will include readings from the contributors, such as Jenna Brayton, Noemie Levy, and Elle Celeste. Stay tuned for more information!


-- ELIZABETH EULBERG & BRIGID KEMMERER FRIDAY, July 12; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

ABOUT THE EVENT: Elizabeth Eulberg is the award-winning author of middle-grade novel The Great Shelby Holmes and internationally bestselling author of YA titles The Lonely Hearts ClubProm & PrejudiceTake a Bow, and many others. She will discuss and sign Past Perfect Life ($18.99 Bloomsbury YA), a tense and tender read about secrets and lies, reality and identity, and the ways we put ourselves back together when everything is broken. 

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author A Curse So Dark and LonelyMore Than We Can TellLetters to the Lost, and the Elementals series. She will discuss and sign Call It What You Want ($18.99 Bloomsbury YA), an emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. 


-- LISA BROWN ROBERTS with The Bookworm Crush TUESDAY, October 1; 7:00 pm at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove

ABOUT THE EVENT: Lisa Brown Roberts has held a variety of day jobs to support her writing habit, many of them involving writing, but not the fun kind. She currently works in higher education during the day and writes feverishly at 3:00 in the morning, on weekends, and any other time she can convince her family to go play outside and leave her alone. She is the author of Spies, Lies, and Allies: A Love StoryThe Replacement Crush, and many other books for teen readers. She will discuss and sign The Bookworm Crush ($9.99 Entangled: Teen), a spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff that is sure to melt your heart.


-- RAINBOW ROWELL with Wayward Son THURSDAY, October 3; 7:00 pm at Cherry Creek High School (9300 East Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111) THIS WILL BE A TICKETED EVENT. Watch for details!

ABOUT THE EVENT: THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO THE NO. 1 BESTSELLER CARRY ON. Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after… So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light… That’s how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. (Dragons, vampires, skunk-headed things with shotguns.) And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place…  With Wayward Son, Rainbow Rowell has written a book for everyone who ever wondered what happened to the Chosen One after he saved the day. And a book for everyone who was ever more curious about the second kiss than the first. It’s another helping of sour cherry scones with an absolutely decadent amount of butter. Come on, Simon Snow. Your hero’s journey might be over – but your life has just begun.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & ParkFangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love. When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.