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YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival

YALLFest will be held in downtown Charleston, S.C. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11& 12, 2016.

Saturday begins with an opening keynote conversation between Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen) and Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes), two bestselling authors who have quickly established themselves as strong, engaging voices in young adult fantasy.

Later, bestselling and beloved children's author Eoin Colfer will give a featured talk in the festival's midday spotlight. Colfer published his first Artemis Fowl book in 2001 and subsequently wrote seven more installments starring the eponymous 12 year ­old criminal mastermind.

To close the festival, authors Adam Silvera (More Happy Than Not), Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything), and Julie Murphy (Dumplin') will huddle up for a rousing round table discussion on a range of topics, followed by the festival's famous (and infamous) YA Smackdown finale, which brings as many authors as possible on stage at the Charleston Music Hall for games, songs, and merrymaking.


SCHEDULE : (Additional Music Hall event times TBA)

Opening Keynote Conversation: Victoria Aveyard and Sabaa Tahir
Presented by Penguin Teen
Sat. Nov. 12, 10 a.m.

Spotlight On: Eoin Colfer
Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide
Sat. Nov. 12, TIME TBA.

Closing Keynote Conversation: Adam Silvera, Nicola Yoon, and Julie Murphy
Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide
Sat. Nov. 12, 5 p.m.

YA Smackdown Featuring Tiger Beat
Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide
Sat. Nov. 12, 6 p.m.

Date:

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Location:

Charleston Music Hall
37 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

Contact:

843.853.2252

Categories:

Arts
Festivals

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