• Schedule and author appearances subject to change.
• All panels and signings are free unless otherwise noted and open to the public except for the keynote talks and the YA Smackdown.
• All seating is general admission
• Signings limited to 3 books per trip through signing line
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Opening Keynote with Leigh Bardugo and Zoraida Córdova
Presented by Fierce Reads
YALLFest 2023 kicks off with a keynote from bestselling author and everyone’s favorite head of the Grishaverse, Leigh Bardugo! Leigh will be joined by renowned author Zoraida Córdova for this morning keynote.
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more.
Zoraida Córdova is the acclaimed author and editor of more than two dozen novels and short fiction, including The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, Star Wars: The High Republic: Convergence, and the Brooklyn Brujas series.map → tickets →
37 John Street
YALLFest is pleased to present a Closing Spotlight panel featuring authors Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Tracy Deonn, Chloe Gong, and Rebecca Ross
Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels, including the Novels of Elfhame, THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, the Spiderwick Chronicles, and her adult debut, BOOK OF NIGHT.
Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series and the expansive multi-series world of Shadowhunters. Her adult debut, SWORD CATCHER, releases this Fall.
Tracy Deonn is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Legendborn and Bloodmarked, and has received a Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent and the 2021 Ignyte Award for Best Young Adult Novel.
Chloe Gong is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Secret Shanghai novels, as well as the Flesh and False Gods trilogy.
Rebecca Ross is the #1 New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of duologies LETTERS OF ENCHANTMENT, ELEMENTS OF CADENCE, and THE QUEEN’S RISING as well as two standalone novels: DREAMS LIE BENEATH and SISTERS OF SWORD & SONG.map → tickets →