Ya’ll Fest

Friday, November 8

3:30
PM
  • Fierce Friday
    John L. Dart Library

    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, button making, games, and food treats!

    Featuring authors Roshani Chokshi, Nadine Courtney, Emily A. Duncan, Sara Faring, Stephanie Garber, Kami Garcia, Maurene Goo, Kim Liggett, Alex London, Adrienne Young, and Jodie Lynn Zdrok.

    SOLD OUT

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4:00
PM
  • Red Carpet Preview
    Charleston County Public Library

    68 Calhoun Street

    Presented by Penguin Teen.

    Your favorite YA authors walk the red carpet and then gather for a panel discussion at this annual kickoff event.

    Featuring authors Renée Ahdieh, Danielle Paige, Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Julie Dao, Charlotte Davis, and Tochi Onyebuchi.

    SOLD OUT

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4:30
PM
  • Disney Foodie Fun-Atics
    American Theater — Cinema

    446 King Street

    Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide.

    Your favorite Disney authors team up with fans and chef Shuai Wang from forthcoming Jackrabbit Filly for fast-paced food challenges. Hosted by Corrie Wang and featuring authors Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, and Kwame Mbalia.

    SOLD OUT

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Saturday, November 9

10:00
AM
  • I Read YA Breakfast
    Blue Bicycle Books — Tent

    422 King Street

    Start the day off right! Come meet awesome authors, eat a delicious donut, and get a “Be True to Your Shelf” tote bag. Featuring Sharon Cameron, Mason Deaver, Debbie Rigaud, Rosiee Thor, and Kaitlin Ward. At the I Read YA Tent next to the Big Tent at Blue Bicycle Books. 

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  • Let’s Talk Books & Biscuits: Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard

    360 Meeting Street

    Enjoy some hot biscuits and mix and mingle with authors Dhonielle Clayton, Zoraida Córdova, Kwame Mbalia, and Corrie Wang.

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  • Underlined Totes Royal Giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent

    418 King Street

    Start your day with coffee, cider, treats, and a reusable coffee sleeve.

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11:30
AM
  • Underlined: Namina Forna ARC giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent

    418 King Street

    Meet debut author Namina Forna and receive a signed exclusive YALLFest ARC!

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12:00
PM
  • Riveted by Simon Teen Pep Rally
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard

    360 Meeting Street

    Sponsored by Riveted. Come to the Charleston Museum Courtyard at 12:00pm to show your bookish school spirit and snag exclusive swag! Ask for a wristband at the Riveted by Simon Teen booth to secure your spot!

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1:00
PM
  • I’ll Take Quidditch for $500: A Fan Game Show
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard

    360 Meeting Street

    Sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.

    Compete head-to-head with fellow fans and bestselling authors Nic Stone, Renee Ahdieh, David Levithan and Alex London in themed categories featuring clips from popular audiobooks.

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  • Tor Teen: Tales from the Future giveaway
    Charleston Museum

    360 Meeting Street

    Tor Teen will give away 50 ARCs of A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow to the first 50 attendees upon entrance to the panel Tales from the Future.

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1:30
PM
  • Lilia Buckingham ARC giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent

    418 King Street

    Meet influencer and debut author Lilia Buckingham and receive a signed exclusive YALLFest ARC.

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2:00
PM
  • Fierce Reads Fan Meetup
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard

    360 Meeting Street

    Join Fierce Reads for bingo (with incredible prizes!), swag giveaways, and special messages straight from your favorite authors!

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  • Tor Teen Lit and Lattes Lounge
    American Theater — Stars Bar

    446 King Street

    Grab a free hot beverage of your choice and spend the afternoon with some Tor Teen authors.  This ticketed event will be limited to 50 attendees. Tickets will be distributed Saturday morning at 10am in front of the American Theater. Featuring Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, and Jodie Lynn Zdrok. 

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3:00
PM
  • I Love YA A Waffle Lot!
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard

    360 Meeting Street

    Join HMH Teen for a Waffle and Bookstagram party! Grab some waffles, take Insta-worthy pictures, and hang out with authors Megan Shepherd, Makiia Lucier, and Sophie Jordan at the Charleston Museum Courtyard.

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  • YA Thriller ARC giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent

    418 King Street

    Could you survive a YA thriller? Roll the dice to seal your fate and win a prize.

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4:00
PM
  • Tor Teen: Moody and Mysterious giveaway
    Charleston Museum

    360 Meeting Street

    Tor Teen will give away 50 ARCs of Sensational by Jodie Lynn Zdrok to the first 50 attendees upon entrance to the panel Moody and Mysterious.

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6:00
PM
  • YA Smackdown
    Charleston Music Hall

    37 John Street

    Presented by Reading Partners.

    YALLFest’s most beloved tradition, the Smackdown, will bring your favorite authors on stage with hosts Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) and Nic Stone (Dear Martin) for games, laughs, tears and dancing. $16.

     

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