The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
This year’s Charleston Young Adult Book Festival (YALLFest) will be held on November 11th and 12th in downtown Charleston! Meet your favorite Young Adult authors during Friday afternoon’s lit crawl, see them speak during panel sessions on Saturday, and get your favorites authors’ autographs! There will also be a few ticketed events, including keynote addresses and an improv-style storytelling competition called The YA SMACKDOWN.
DON’T FORGET the YALLFest Red Carpet Preview — a special event that takes place here at 68 Calhoun Street in the Main Library’s Teen Lounge. This special event is free and open to the public, although registration is required and precedence in seating will be given to young people under the age of 18. The YALLFest authors who will appear at this preview panel are yet to be announced! Beginning on August 1, 2016, please call 843-805-6903 for more information or to register for the event.
EDIT, 8/24/2016: Red Carpet Preview seats are all gone! Never fear — we will be releasing some additional seats on November 4, so you can call back then!
EDIT, 10/20/2016: The list of Red Carpet Preview authors is here! We’ll be joined this year by Renée Ahdieh, Jay Asher, Libba Bray, Sarah Dessen, Brendan Reichs, Ruta Sepetys, and Courtney Summers! Call on November 4th to reserve the remaining seating.
EDIT, 11/7/2016: Seats have all been reserved for the Red Carpet Preview.