Charleston, South Carolina
American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, and Blue Bicycle Books
Saturday, November 10th
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sessions are free.
Tickets for the Keynote Speakers are $5 and tickets for the YA Smackdown are $6.
YALLFest is the largest festival in the South specifically geared toward Young Adult Literature and the 2012 Festival will expand into Middle Grade (grades 2-6) and Crossover (adult) genres. Kicking things off is a special keynote talk from #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and New York Times bestseller Holly Black. The day will conclude with the YA Smackdown, with all 45 writers on stage at once, competing in storytelling games for the coveted “Golden Pie” trophy.
This year’s featured writers are: Kwame Alexander, Jennifer Lyn Barnes, Holly Black, Pseudonymous Bosch, Sarah Rees Brennan, Heather Brewer, Kiera Cass, Cinda Chima, Cassandra Clare, Andrea Cremer, Katie Crouch, Gitty Daneshvari, Melissa de la Cruz, Matt de la Pena, Kim Derting, Simone Elkeles, Elizabeth Eulberg, Gayle Forman, Kami Garcia, Adam Gidwitz, David Macinnis Gill, Adele Griffin, Deborah Harkness, Jenny Han, Michelle Hodkin, Ellen Hopkins, Tonya Hurley, Michele Jaffe, Kami Kinard Caitlin Kittredge, Alyson Noel, David Levithan, Stephanie Perkins, Diana Peterfreund, Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs, Beth Revis, Jessica Rothenberg, Carrie Ryan, Eliot Schrefer, Natalie Standiford, Trenton Lee Stewart, Margaret Stohl, Cate Tiernan, Siobhan Vivian, Marjory Wentworth, John Corey Whaley, and Kathryn Williams.
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