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YALLFest 2013

Who’s coming: 50 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: Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 10 am to 7 pm

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

Cost: FREE!

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Schedule/Map

All 15 panels between the Keynote Conversation and the YA Smackdown (11 am to 4 pm) are free, open to the public and first come/first serve. 

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All venues are within one block radius of Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., site of book sales, book signings, literary bazaar, and more (i.e. pie sales!).

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A schedule sorted by author, with book signing times, is posted HERE.

A PDF of the schedule-by-time below is posted HERE.

A map of the Festival is posted HERE

A list of suggested restaurants near the festival is posted HERE.

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MUSIC HALL = Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. (Amazon Mainstage)

BALLROOM = American Theater Ballroom, 446 King St.

(Epic Reads/HarperTeen Stage)

CINEMA = American Theater Cinema, 446 King St. (CreateSpace Stage)


 


10 am

KEYNOTE • MUSIC HALL (SOLD OUT)

Sponsored by Epic Reads and HarperTeen

“Girl Power, Boy Power”  A Conversation with Veronica Roth (Divergent) and Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns)


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11 am

ALL THE FEELS • MUSIC HALL

Presented by Amazon

Rachel Cohn (Beta), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Ellen Hopkins (Crank),

David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing), Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl)

Moderator: Aaron Hartzler (Rapture Practice)


11 am

ALL THE FANTASY • BALLROOM

Libba Bray (The Diviners), Cinda Chima (The Heir Chronicles),

Melissa de la Cruz (Witches of East End), Mike Johnston (Frozen),

Lisa McMann (Crash), Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky)

Moderator: Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy)


11 am

ALL THE MONSTER DELIRIUM • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Lauren Oliver (Panic) & Lisi Harrison (Pretenders)

Hosted by Jon Fine (Amazon)


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12 pm

AFTER THE END • MUSIC HALL

Presented by Justine Magazine

Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds), Ally Condie (Matched),

Marie Lu (Legend), Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth), Lauren Oliver (Panic), Margaret Stohl (Icons)

Moderator: Mike Johnston (Frozen)


12 pm

AFTER THE RAINBOW • BALLROOM

Aaron Hartzler (Rapture Practice), Bill Konigsberg (Openly Straight),

David Levithan (Two Boys Kissing), Alex London (Proxy)

Moderator: Dan Ehrenhaft (Soho Press)

12 pm

AFTER THE PECULIAR WEDDING • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children) & Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)


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1 pm

THE MIDDLE GRADE STORYBALL • MUSIC HALL

Presented by Penguin

All Middle Grade Authors will be on stage!

Pseudonymous Bosch (Write this Book), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm), Lisi Harrison (Pretenders), C. Alexander London (Dog Tags),

Lisa McMann (Crash), Barnabas Miller (Souls), Lauren Oliver (Panic),

Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth), Natalie Standiford (The Boy on the Bridge), J.E. Thompson (The Girl from Felony Bay), Sean Williams (Twinmaker)

Moderator: Matthew Cody (Super)


1 pm

THE SCI-FI/FANTASY MASKED BALL • BALLROOM

Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Lev Grossman (The Magicians),

Mike Johnston (Frozen), Marie Lu (Legend), Myra McEntire (Hourglass),

Brendan Reichs (Virals), David Macinnis Gill (Rising Sun)

Moderator: Victoria Schwab (The Archived)




1 pm

THE CRANKED UNBREAKA-BALL • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Kami Garcia (Unbreakable) & Ellen Hopkins (Crank)


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2 pm

BRAVE NEW DARK • MUSIC HALL

Presented by CreateSpace

Cinda Chima (The Heir Chronicles), Kami Garcia (Unbreakable), Nancy Holder (Teen Wolf), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky)

Moderator: Lev Grossman (The Magicians)


2 pm

BRAVE NEW TEEN • BALLROOM

Presented by Louise Graff

Libba Bray (The Diviners), Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns),

Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark), Lisi Harrison (Pretenders), Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), Aprilynne Pike (Wings)

Moderator: Melissa de la Cruz (Witches of East End)


2 pm

BRAVE NEW CRUSH • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door) & Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park)


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3 pm

GRAND OLE YA’OPRY • MUSIC HALL

Presented by the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

All our Southern authors!

Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), David Macinnis Gill (Rising Sun), C.J. Lyons (Broken), Myra McEntire (Hourglass), Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door), Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth), Victoria Schwab, J.E. Thompson

Moderator: Brendan Reichs (Virals)


3 pm

TALKING YA SHOP-RY • BALLROOM

Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds), Ally Condie (Matched), Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark), Nancy Holder (Teen Wolf), Aprilynne Pike (Wings), Sean Williams (Twinmaker)

Moderator: Kami Garcia (Unbreakable)


3 pm

SECRETLY GRIM-Y • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Pseudonymous Bosch (The Name of This Book is Secret) & Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm)


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4 pm

YA-LIST IN HOLLYWOOD 2013 • MUSIC HALL

Presented by Blue Bicycle Books

Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List),

Melissa de la Cruz (Witches of West End), Gayle Forman (If I Stay)

Moderator: Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)


4 pm

WRITING FOR KIDS • BALLROOM

Matthew Cody (Super), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grimm),

Lisa McMann (Crash), Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth),

C. Alexander London (Dog Tags)

Moderator: Pseudonymous Bosch (Secret Series, Write This Book)


4 pm

A LEGENDARY MATCH • CINEMA

Coffee Talk with Ally Condie (Matched) & Marie Lu (Legend)

Hosted by Jon Fine (Amazon)


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6 pm

YA SMACKDOWN • MUSIC HALL (SOLD OUT)

MCs: Gayle Forman and Adam Gidwitz



**FULL**

YALLFest Red Carpet Preview: Disturbing Universes

Friday, November 8 from 4-5:30 p.m

CCPL, Main Library Teen Lounge

Once again, the Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, downtown Charleston, is hosting a special satellite event in conjunction with the festival.

Join bestselling YALLFest authors Lauren Oliver, Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston, Michelle Hodkin, Carrie Ryan, Veronica Rossi and Alexandra Bracken as they read from their work, answer questions, and discuss dystopias and other trends in young adult literature. Meet the authors and get books signed after the event. All ages are welcome, but students in grades 6-12 will get priority seating. Spaces are limited, call 843-805-6903 to register.

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