Friday, Nov. 7, 3 – 5 pm. Upper King Street.
YALLFest 2014 kicks off a day early with the Penguin March, a ‘lit-crawl’ book signing with seven top authors. Get books and a map at Blue Bicycle Books, then go meet your favorite authors at various venues on Historic Upper King Street. Tentative line-up: James Dashner, Gayle Forman, Sarah Dessen, E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver, Kiera Cass and Scott Westerfeld.
Free. Presented by Penguin
Friday, Nov 7, 4 pm. Charleston County Public Library, Teen Lounge, 60 Calhoun St.
YALLFest Red Carpet Preview
A select group of authors will walk the carpet on their way to this special preview panel. Authors TBA.
Free. Space is limited, reservations required, call the library at 843.805.6903. Presented by BiblioBoard
Sat. Nov. 8, 10 am. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
Opening Keynote Conversation
Sat. Nov. 8, 4 pm. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
Closing Keynote Conversation
Sat. Nov. 8, 6 pm. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
YA Smackdown Featuring Tiger Beat
Hosted by authors Adam Gidwitz and Gayle Forman, this all-star jam brings dozens of our featured authors on stage at once. Come root for your favorites as they compete in storytelling and improv games, and otherwise embarrass themselves, all for the chance to win the coveted Golden Pie trophy. Wrapping things up will be a mind-melting, roof-blowing performance by all-author band Tiger Beat!
Sat. Nov. 8, 10 am to 5 pm. Upper King Street.
The rest of YALLFest!
*18 panels and talks in the American Theater, 446 King St. and Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St.
*Booksignings with all 60 authors in venues near Blue Bicycle Books.
*Literary Bazaar of Exhibitors in the Big Tent by Blue Bicycle Books
Free! Exact schedule of panels, signings and locations to be announced Nov. 1
Blue Bicycle Books/YALLFest Offices:
420 King St., Charleston, SC, 29403. 843.722.2666