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YALLFest 2014

Who’s coming: 60 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Fri., Nov. 7 and Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!

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The Geography of Jennifer E. Smith

Did you know?? 

YALLFest author jensmithwrites has been to 46 of the 50 states and is working on the rest! We wonder where South Carolina sits on that list? We also wonder which states are left???

Get on stage at YALLFest by posting an Instagram?
Here’s how: http://yallfest.org/post/93784906813!

Get on stage at YALLFest by posting an Instagram?

Here’s how: http://yallfest.org/post/93784906813!

Since it was YALLFest author gayleforman Fun Fact Day I just couldn’t resist posting this! CANNOT WAIT!!

Poetic Words!

When asked about her FUN FACT YALLFest author gayleforman  said, “My first “”published”” writing was a poem I recited on the beach that my dad scribbled down, then had laminated. He kept it in his pocket for years. It reads:

""All there is is fog No sun. And no fun.""

(Can you tell I grew up in Los Angeles?)”


Fun Fact!!

This FUN FACT is all about YALLFest author Daniel Ehrenhaft! Did you know he is also Erin Haft, female author of the wickedly delightful POOL BOYS and MEET ME AT THE BOARDWALK, published by Scholastic.


Did you know???

YALLFest author Aaron Hartzler got kicked out of high school two weeks before graduation. So, naturally, he wrote a book to tell teenagers all about that. We look forward to seeing @aaron007 at #YALLFest14


Tiger Beat will be rocking YALLFest again this year & this time they’re taking requests!

Want them to play your song & get on stage when they do? Here’s how:

1. Choose a song you want Tiger Beat to cover- your favorite song, a song that inspires you or a song that reminds you of your favorite book, scene, etc.

2. Record a short video of your performing/lip-syncing/generally rocking out to your song.

3. Post the video to Instagram and include @yallfest & #TigerbeatSongRequest with an explanation of why you chose the song.

That’s it. The band will choose their favorite video and perform it live at YALLFest. We’ll also play your video before the show & if you’re there, you can come on stage and help them out!

Contest ends September 6th!

Here’s Tiger Beat’s (mostly fictitious) bio:

After meeting while still in elementary school in New York, four future YA authors formed Tiger Beat. Their latest album, Gonzo Was Robbed, weaves Libba Bray’s politically charged lyrics with Dan Ehrenhaft’s arena-ready power chords, Natalie Standiford’s face-melting bass riffs, and Barnabas Miller’s searing drumming. Together they churn out genre-defining anthems chock-full of fist-pumping hooks, tinged with after-notes of dysfunction and identity confusion. 

Summer Fun

If you couldn’t see these authors together this summer we hope you can see them (and MANY MORE) November 7-8th for ‪#‎YALLFest14‬ ‪#‎YALove‬

Coe Booth, Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo, Aaron Hartzler, Veronica Roth, Alexander London, Leigh Bardugo, Melissa De La Cruz, Michael Johnston, Brendan Reichs, and a photo bombing Margaret Stohl


Remember when Veronica Roth wore this disguise so no one would recognize her?

and then Margaret Stohl wore this one??


What crazy antics can we expect during #YALLFest14 ?

Did you love Divergent? Did you wait in line for hours last year just to see Veronica Roth? Need more Four in your life? “Four: A Divergent Story” by Veronica Roth is out TODAY! Veronica is coming back to
#YALLFest2014  ! Who is as excited as we are?