Ya’ll Fest

2018

Venue Map


Click on venues below to see a schedule
of events at that location.

John L. Dart Library

American Theater — Ballroom

Best Friend Train Museum

Blue Bicycle Books — Courtyard

Blue Bicycle Books — Tent

PURE Theatre

Kudu

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

American Theater — Cinema

Charleston County Public Library

Charleston Museum

Blue Bicycle Books

9
Nov.
  • YALLCrawl
    Blue Bicycle Books
    2:00 pm

    420 King Street

    YALLFest 2018 kicks off on Friday afternoon with YALLCrawl from 2-5 p.m. featuring favorite authors greeting fans and signing books. Stock up at Blue Bicycle Books (420 King Street), then go meet your favorite authors at various venues around town. Signings are first-come, first-serve. If lines form early, wristbands may be used to help with line and crowd control. Schedule of signings will be announced closer to the festival.

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  • Sponsor Happenings

    YALLFest’s sponsors are busy putting together a variety of fun events for fans.The fun starts on Friday with several events throughout town and continues on Saturday. Drink coffee with authors, get special swag, play trivia, eat cupcakes, biscuits and waffles. Complete schedule coming soon!

    On Saturday, all sponsors will have tent locations sprinkled among the festival venues with fun activities and giveaways.

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Charleston Music Hall

10
Nov.
  • Opening Keynote with Jenny Han and Morgan Matson
    Charleston Music Hall
    10:00 am

    37 John Street

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  • Author Book Signings

    All featured authors will sign books for the public on Saturday with some authors participating in Friday’s YALLCrawl, 2-5 p.m.
    Signings and panels on Saturday will take place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    A full schedule of signings will be announced closer to the festival.

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  • Author Panels

    The schedule of panel discussions will be announced closer to the festival date. Our YALLFest authors will participate in a variety of talks about everything from LGBTQIA issues, character development and so much more. All discussions are free except for the big keynote talks featuring bestselling authors like James Patterson and R.J. Palacio.

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  • Spotlight On: James Patterson and Natasha Ngan
    Charleston Music Hall
    12:00 pm

    37 John Street

    Presented by NOVL

    Time will most likely change once the final schedule is in place.

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  • Closing Keynote with R.J. Palacio and Neal Shusterman
    Charleston Music Hall
    5:00 pm

    37 John Street

    Presented by Underlined

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  • YA Smackdown
    Charleston Music Hall
    6:00 pm

    37 John Street

    Presented by Let’s Talk YA

    The grand finale hosted by Soman Chainani and Brendan Reichs features all your favorite YALLFest authors playing games, lip syncing and generally having a blast. A can’t-miss event.

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