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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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Presenting Sponsors

Keynote Sponsor

Laureate Level Sponsors

First Editions Club

Louise Graff

YALLFest Members

Nina Marshtein


Burton Stohl
Paul and Lucy Chen
Stephen and Jean Kaplan
Celeste L’Esperance and John Plueger

Thanks to all of our wonderful staff and volunteers for 2012!

Programming Committee

Margaret Stohl
Melissa de la Cruz

Volunteer Coordinator: Emily Williams

Planning Committee

Libby Russler
Ellie Davis
Suzette Latsko Bussey
Ryan Graudin
John Thompson
Julia Forster

Party Hosts

Mike and Michele Seekings


Sarah Goad
Gage Saylor

Special Thanks

Mary Harris
Joyce King
Charles Carmody

Pie Sellers

26 Divine


Donna Adams
Logan Albers
Charlotte Blasier
Leann Bowers
George Carr
Darcy Coover
Carter Dandridge
Katherine Dickey
Justin Dodd
Lisa Downey
Kelly Doyle
Owen Duffy
Liz Duffy
Nicole Fernandez
Kathleen Fox
Nick Geary
Jacqueline Gutbrod
Elizabeth Halberstadt
Michel Hammes
Laura Henderson
Retta Hepworth
Georgia Hertz
Kirsten Hicks
Lisa Kasprzok
Kami Kinard
Amy King
Karine Knopf
Christine Mahan
Frank Marrano
Margaret Mauk
Meagan Maw
Brian McFarland
Josh Myers
Samantha Nicolau
Nikki Palazzo
Frances Pearce
Margaret Peck
Jackie Peters
Ashelyn Pindell
Betsey Poore
Melanie Pope
Courtney Proffitt
Jalin Ramsey
Alexandria Ravenel
Amy Ravenel-Baker
Stephanie Roff
Amelia Roland
Anthony Scannella
Andrea Schenck
Chamone Simmons
Melissa Sipin
Joshua Sipin
Tom Thompson
Linnie Trettin
Jessica Upchurch
Chloe Wack
Theresa Wagner
Jen Welsh
Tommy Werner

Becoming a partner with YALLFest is more than just great exposure, it’s aligning yourself with a rich cultural and literary community, and a powerful cause.

We are now seeking sponsors for the 2013 festival. For more information, download our sponsor packet.

Contact: Jonathan Sanchez at 843.722.2666 or jonathan@bluebicyclebooks.com.