Ya’ll Fest

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All panels and signings are free and open to the public except for the keynote talks and the YA Smackdown.

9
Nov.
  • FIERCE FRIDAY
    John L. Dart Library
    3:30 pm

    1067 King Street

    Presented by Fierce Reads

    YALLFest goes uptown! Join a select group of best-selling YA authors for this special Friday preview event hosted by Macmillan Fierce Reads, featuring book signings, giveaways, crafts, games, and food treats! Authors participating include Melissa Albert, Brandy Colbert, Stephanie Garber, Kami Garcia, Alexander London, Danielle Paige, Christine Riccio, Aminah Mae Safi, Courtney Summers, Adrienne Young. SOLD OUT

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  • FOODIE FUN-ATICS
    Charleston Depot
    4:30 pm

    23 Ann Street

    Presented by Let’s Talk YA

    Your favorite Disney authors team up with fans and Chef Shuai Wang from award-winning Short Grain food truck for fast-paced kitchen challenges. From cooking to eating to foodie trivia, this event will be full of surprises. Tentative line-up: Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Roshani Chokshi (The Star-Touched Queen and Aru Shah and the End of Time), Stephanie Kate Strohm (Love à la Mode) and Corrie Wang (The Takedown).SOLD OUT.

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10
Nov.
  • OPENING KEYNOTE WITH JENNY HAN AND MORGAN MATSON
    Charleston Music Hall
    10:00 am

    37 John Street

    They’re queens of contemporary YA. They’re friends. They’re delightful. Join these two expert craftswomen of romantic stories that will lift your spirits as they talk books, writing, and life in general.

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  • SPOTLIGHT ON: JAMES PATTERSON AND NATASHA NGAN
    Charleston Music Hall
    1:00 pm

    37 John Street

    Powerhouse authors James Patterson and Natasha Ngan sit down to discuss publishing, characters, writing tips, living abroad, and other crafty topics in our popular midday spotlight. Moderated by Brendan Reichs. Presented by NOVL.
    The first 300 people in line for the Spotlight will receive a wristband that will get them into the signing.

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  • CLOSING KEYNOTE WITH R.J. PALACIO AND NEAL SHUSTERMAN
    Charleston Music Hall
    5:00 pm

    37 John Street

    Two titans of storytelling face off in a battle royale for the ages! Okay, not really but these acclaimed authors will discuss the great humanity that lies at the heart of all of their work. Moderated by Alex London. 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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