Ya’ll Fest

See You Next Year!

We just want to thank everyone for making the first annual YALLFest such a huge success! By everyone, we literally […]

YA Smackdown Finale hosted by CCPL!

You definitely don’t want to miss the YA Smackdown Finale: an “all-star jam” with all 26 of our featured authors […]

Thanks to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Blue Bicycle Books Premiere Sponsors: Pressque Editing, Lowcountry Local First, Kerry Kimmel and Pollack, Ashly Stohl Photography Media Sponsor: Charleston City Paper First Editions […]

YALLFest Program

The YALLFest Schedule is now available! Please visit the official YALLFest website here to see the entire program for Saturday. 

YALLFest Interviews: Michelle Hodkin

What were you like as a teen?Hopelessly insecure. Quietly rebellious. What were your favorite books as a kid?As a little kid: […]

YALLFest Grand Finale Smackdown!

It’s official, YALLFest will conclude with the YA Smackdown Finale: an “all-star jam” with all 29 of our featured authors […]

There Shall be Pie!

YALLFest welcomes Toby Simmons, Charleston’s very own Pie Man to cater to the round, crusty cravings of our visiting writers […]

Author Addition: Donna Frietas

Donna Freitas is an assistant professor of religion at Boston University. Her nonfiction books for adults include, most recently, Sex and the […]

Author Addition: Marie Rutkoski

I grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois. I have three younger siblings, and used to tell them an awful lot of lies when they were […]

YALLFest Interviews @bethrevis

What were you like as a teen? I was painfully shy, terribly bossy, and a total bookworm, not too much […]

Lineup Announcement: Katie Crouch

Blue Bike Books is happy to welcome our Carolina Neighbor Katie Crouch, to the YALLFest! Katie Crouch (@katieacrouch) is the […]

Lineup Announcement: Saundra Mitchell

Blue Bike Books is happy to welcome our Carolina Neighbor Saundra Mitchell, to the YALLFest! Saundra Mitchell is an author […]

Lineup Announcement: Kwame Alexander

Kwame Alexander is the founding Director of Book-in-a-Day, a program that teaches and inspires teenagers to write and publish their […]

Lineup Announcement: Michelle Hodkin

Blue Bike Books is happy to welcome our Carolina Neighbor, and one of Charleston’s own local writers Michelle Hodkin to […]

Lineup Announcement: Isaac Marion

Isaac Marion was born in north-western Washington in 1981 and has lived in and around Seattle his whole life, working […]

Lineup Announcement: Carrie Ryan

Blue Bike Books is happy to welcome our Carolina Neighbor Carrie Ryan, to the YALLFest! Carrie was born and raised […]

Lineup Announcement: Beth Revis

Blue Bike Books is happy to welcome our Carolina Neighbor Beth Revis, to the YALLFest! Beth Revis was born and […]

Lineup Announcement: Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, […]

Lineup Announcement: Kaleb Nation

When Kaleb Nation was twelve, he telephoned the editor of a major publisher to pitch a book idea… and got […]

Lineup Announcement: Heather Brewer

Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up. She wore black, danced under full moons and devoured every book […]

Lineup Announcement: David Levithan

David Levithan will be joining Kami and Margie at YALLFest.  David is co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and […]

YALL Festival Announcement

Today, Hollywood Crush announced the YALLFEST—the first YA book festival to come to Charleston, SC! YALLFEST will hit Charleston on November 11-12, […]