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This event has been postponed to the Fall.

The Provo City School District is excited to announce the first-ever comic-con for Utah’s premier local authors, Author Con. Author Con is part of the ProvoREADS initiative, an initiative to promote literacy, bring people together reading common books, increase their desire to read, and to help students discover the pure joy that comes from reading. As part of the excitement to promote literacy through ProvoREADS, Author Con attendees can expect a deluge of make-and-take activities, eats, swagbags, panels, and workshops for the whole family!

Mark your calendars for Author Con! The event will be at Provo High School on March 17th, 2022, on Saint Patrick’s Day. All Provo City School District students, families, and employees are invited.


Come chat with your favorite authors in a panel, snap a picture with your writer in a hosted photo opportunity, and get your hands on a signed book!


Aspiring student-authors can anticipate workshops covering many enriching topics, from exploring the power of storytelling and why writing matters for the world at large to actionable writing techniques that lift characters and worlds from the printed page.


Events include origami bookmark making, zine design and creation, or crafting journals for either artistic or literary endeavors. The Provo City Library will also be available to sign up anyone who would like a library card. Lastly, the district has also scheduled a tasty assortment of food trucks to cater the event, including Waffle Love! Grab a bite and make a memory at one of our stalls!


Keep an eye out on the Provo City School District social media channels for more details, including our “Author reveals,” in which we’ll unmask one author of Author Con in the approaching weeks! We’ll also forward the Author Con agenda, a QR-code map to navigate Author Con, and a “Who’s Who?” post listing all authors after all of the authors are revealed.

Whether you’re a student looking to bump elbows with your favorite author, a teacher seeking for some extracurricular writing workshops to supplement your coursework, or a parent searching for a fun family experience, you can’t miss Author Con.

Spencer Tuinei
  • Communication Specialist
  • Spencer Tuinei