Ya’ll Fest

2017

EVENT SCHEDULE


FINAL SCHEDULE OF SIGNINGS AND PANELS WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE FESTIVAL.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
More than 70 authors will sign books, participate in seminars and talks, and generally revel in the written word at YALLFest 2017, the country's largest (and funnest) YA book fest. Keynote talks require tickets (yallfest.citypapertickets.com). All other events are free and open to the public. Signings will generally last an hour with some authors signing for up to 2 hours with crowds controlled by wristbands. If there is an author you must see, plan to get in line as it is first-come, first-served.
Blue Bicycle Books at 420 King Street serves as the hub of the festival. Stop here to pick up your pre-ordered books, grab a program, and purchase cool merchandise.

BOOK ORDERING & SIGNING:
• Books can be pre-ordered for shipment, or picked up inside Blue Bicycle Books on Sat. Nov. 11. Preorders can be placed up to Thursday Nov. 9, 2017. Some signed books will be available post-festival. Visit http://bluebicyclebooks.bigcartel.com/category/yallfest for pre-ordering information (www.bluebicyclebooks.com).
• Many books will already be flatsigned by authors — you may still have them personalized.
• No more than 3 books per author per trip through line.
• Books from all featured authors will be available at the YALLFest book marketplace inside the big tent next to Blue Bicycle Books.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
• Please do not block the sidewalk and keep the right of way clear at all times. Line up single file against buildings.
• Pictures are permitted, but don't expect every author to grant your request.
• Festival staff may limit certain author signings with wristbands as needed to allow authors to keep their schedules.

Friday, November 10

2:00
PM
  • YALLCRAWL

    Many of your favorite authors will be signing at shops and businesses along Upper King Street. Stop by Blue Bicycle Books at 420 King Street to stock up on books and cool YALLFest merchandise.

    Participating authors include Patrick Ness, Laini Taylor, Soman Chainani, Becky Albertalli, Lauren Oliver, Victoria Aveyard, E. Lockhart, Nicola Yoon, Danielle Paige, Jesse Andrews, and Angie Thomas. Locations are all within a few blocks of Blue Bicycle Books. Signing times and locations TBD.

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4:00
PM
  • Fierce Friday
    John L. Dart Library

    1067 King Street

    Presented by Macmillan Fierce Reads.

    YALLFest goes uptown! Join a select group of best-selling YA authors — for this special Friday preview event hosted by Macmillan Fierce Reads — featuring book signings, giveaways, crafts, games, and banana pudding from Rodney Scott’s BBQ!

    Authors participating include Marissa Meyer, Kami Garcia, Tomi Adeyemi, Roshani Chokshi, Stephanie Garber, S. Jae-Jones, Caleb Roehrig, and Hilary Reyl.

    Pre-registration is required for this event. Call the library at (843) 722-7550, Monday-Saturday from 10 to 6.

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  • Red Carpet Preview
    Charleston County Public Library

    68 Calhoun Street

    Presented by Penguin Teen.

    Your favorite authors will walk the red carpet and take part in an interactive discussion at the library’s teen lounge.

    Hosted by Brendan Reichs with Rhoda Belleza, Jesse Andrews, Jeff Zentner, Ally Condie, Zac Brewer, and Sabaa Tahir.

    The Red Carpet event requires registration, additional seats will be released at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov 3. Call 843-805-6903 to sign up.

     

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Saturday, November 11

9:00
AM
  • NOVL Coffee Giveaway
    Best Friend Train Museum

    36 John Street

    Guest baristas (also known as NOVL authors) hand out coffee and cider from Kudu Coffee before the opening keynote.

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10:00
AM
  • Opening Keynote: Patrick Ness and Renée Ahdieh
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    PRESENTED BY PENGUIN TEEN.

    Bestselling and Carnegie medal-winning author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) will be flying in from London to take part in the fun and will be featured in a ticketed discussion of his latest book, Release, with #1 New York Times bestseller, Renée Ahdieh (A Flame in the Mist) during the afternoon.

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12:00
PM
  • Spotlight On: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    PRESENTED BY UNDERLINED.

    Bestselling author, comedy writer, and screen star Jason Segel and co-author Kirsten Miller have engaged young readers in their Nightmares! Series. Now, for fans of HBO’s Westworld and readers of Ready Player One, James Dashner, and Veronica Roth, Otherworld is the first book in their new, deeply disturbing, YA sci-fi thriller series. Gaming has become all too real, and all too dangerous. They’ll appear in a special ticketed keynote on Sat., Nov. 11. TIME TBD. Presented by Underlined.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT TIMES MAY CHANGE.

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1:00
PM
  • Spotlight On: Angie Thomas and Becky Albertalli
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    One of the biggest young adult debuts of 2017 is Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give, a story about race and police violence told through the eyes of a teenage African-American heroine. The book has been on the New York Times bestseller list since February. Angie will team up with Becky Albertalli, whose debut Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, exploring the pitfalls of a first same-sex romance in its hero’s coming-out drama, is on its way to the big screen from 20th Century Fox.

    PLEASE NOTE THAT TIMES MAY CHANGE.

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5:00
PM
  • Closing Keynote: Marissa Meyer and Cassandra Clare
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    PRESENTED BY FIERCE READS & RIVETED

    Bestselling authors Marissa Meyer (Heartless, Lunar Chronicles) and Cassandra Clare (Lord of Shadows, the Shadowhunters series) will take part in a keynote conversation. Meyer’s next book Renegades, and Clare’s City of Bones: 10thAnniversary Edition, will both be released on Nov. 7, just days before the festival.

     

     

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6:00
PM
  • YA Smackdown Featuring Tiger Beat
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    PRESENTED BY DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE.

    The grand finale of YALLFest 2017 will bring your favorite authors together on stage for fun and games. The night finishes up with a set by your favorite band of YA authors: Tiger Beat.

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