Ya’ll Fest

2020

Venue Map


Click on venues below to see a schedule
of events at that location.

American Theater — Stars Bar

9
Nov.
  • Tor Teen Lit and Lattes Lounge
    American Theater — Stars Bar
    2:00 pm

    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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2 Cumberland

8
Nov.

Record Stop

8
Nov.
  • Signing — Danielle Paige
    Record Stop
    2:00 pm

    43 John St.

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  • YALLCrawl

    Presented by Underlined.

    Signings by 14 authors at various Upper King Street venues.

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  • Signing — Margaret Stohl
    Record Stop
    3:00 pm

    43 John St.

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Underlined Pop-Up Tent

9
Nov.
  • Underlined Totes Royal Giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent
    10:00 am

    418 King Street

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

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

    418 King Street

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

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

    418 King Street

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

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  • YA Thriller ARC giveaway
    Underlined Pop-Up Tent
    3:00 pm

    418 King Street

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

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Charleston Museum — Courtyard

9
Nov.
  • Let’s Talk Books & Biscuits: Presented by Disney Publishing Worldwide
    Charleston Museum — Courtyard
    10:00 am

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

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

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

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

    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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John L. Dart Library

8
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, 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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American Theater — Ballroom

8
Nov.
9
Nov.
  • Hot Takes: Modern Love Stories
    American Theater — Ballroom
    11:00 am

    446 King Street

    These love stories are way more complicated than the standard formula — and way more fun. Moderated by Tiffany Schmidt with Nandini Bajpai, Ronni Davis, Sophie Jordan, Christine Riccio, and Debbie Rigaud.

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  • Signing — Nadine Jolie Courtney
    American Theater — Ballroom
    11:00 am

    446 King Street

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  • Signing — Mark Oshiro
    American Theater — Ballroom
    11:00 am

    446 King Street

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  • Playing in Someone Else’s Sandbox
    American Theater — Ballroom
    12:00 pm

    446 King Street

    From Star Wars to Shakespeare, these engaging yarns take an existing framework and make it all their own. Moderated by Zoraida Córdova with Kami Garcia, Danielle Paige, and Tiffany Schmidt.

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  • Signing — Stephanie Garber
    American Theater — Ballroom
    12:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Tough Girls, Tough Situations
    American Theater — Ballroom
    1:00 pm

    446 King Street

    Whether their battles are close to home or in unfamiliar lands, these girls rise to the occasion — and redefine strength. Moderated by Jodie Lynn Zdrok with Dhonielle Clayton, Nadine Jolie Courtney, Camryn Garrett, Brittney Morris, and Rory Power.

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  • Signing — Nandini Bajpai
    American Theater — Ballroom
    1:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Signing — Kwame Mbalia
    American Theater — Ballroom
    1:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Wondrous and Strange
    American Theater — Ballroom
    2:00 pm

    446 King Street

    Stories that will neither be contained nor categorized. They will, however, entrance. Moderated by Sharon Cameron with Sara Faring, David Levithan, Kim Liggett, and Rory Power.

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  • Signing — Kami Garcia
    American Theater — Ballroom
    2:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Signing — Margaret Stohl
    American Theater — Ballroom
    2:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • LGBTQIA+ Q&A
    American Theater — Ballroom
    3:00 pm

    446 King Street

    Authors who write across the LGBTQIA+ are ready to answer anything you want to ask in this annual celebration of community, trust, and open conversation. Moderated by David Levithan with Kacen Callender, Charlotte Nicole Davis, Mason Deaver, Derek Milman, Ashley Poston, Rosiee Thor, and others.

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  • Signing — Maurene Goo
    American Theater — Ballroom
    3:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Signing — Jodie Lynn Zdrok
    American Theater — Ballroom
    3:00 pm

    446 King Street

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  • Real Problems, Made Up Worlds
    American Theater — Ballroom
    4:00 pm

    446 King Street

    How does mental illness fit into a world with dragons? If a civilization has spaceships, would it also have Prozac? And who does an elf see when they need a therapist? This panel will explore mental illness in genre fiction, because even epic heroes can use some help sometimes. Moderated by Alex London with Charlotte Nicole Davis, Tochi Onyebuchi, Veronica Roth, and Kaitlin Ward.

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  • Unlikely Allies
    American Theater — Ballroom
    5:00 pm

    446 King Street

    Nothing should keep them together, anything might to tear them apart. Moderated by Makiia Lucier with Ally Condie, Jordan Ifueko, and Rosiee Thor.

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Best Friend Train Museum

Blue Bicycle Books — Courtyard

9
Nov.

Blue Bicycle Books — Tent

8
Nov.
9
Nov.