Volunteering at YALLFest 2011 this Saturday! <3


YALL Festival Announcement:


Today, Hollywood Crush announced the YALLFEST—the first YA book festival to come to Charleston, SC! YALLFEST will hit Charleston on November 11-12, 2011, with a serious line-up of YA authors.

Founded by Jonathan Sanchez of Blue Bicycle Books, the two-day festival is open to the public and sponsored by Blue Bicycle Books, the College of Charleston, the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and a host of local businesses. Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the “Beautiful Creatures” novels, are coordinating the author line-up and panels.

So who’s going to be there? Follow the festival’s official Tumblr to find out. Exclusive author reveals will be posted in the days to come. You can also follow festival updates on Twitter via @yallfest and Facebook.

For the entire article, visit Hollywood Crush.


Author List:

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – Beautiful CreaturesBeautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos (released Oct. 2011) (New York Times Bestseller)

David Levithan  – Nick & Norah’s Infinite PlaylistThe Lover’s Dictionary, Will Grayson, Will Grayson  (New York Times Bestseller)

Melissa de la Cruz – Witches of East End, The Au Pairs series, Blue Bloods series, (New York Times Bestseller)

Heather Brewer – The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod (Eighth Grade Bites et al) (New York Times Bestseller)

Kaleb Nation – The Bran Hambric Series 

Ellen Hopkins– Identical, Burned, Crank, Glass, Impulse (New York Times Bestseller)

Andrea Cremer– Nightshade, Wolfsbane (New York Times Bestseller)

Beth Revis– Across the Universe (New York Times Bestseller)

Carrie Ryan– The Dark and Hollow Places, The Dead-Tossed Waves, The Forest of Hands and Teeth (New York Times Bestseller)

Isaac Marion– Warm Bodies

Sarah Rees Brennan– The Demon’s Lexicon, The Demon’s Covenant, The Demon’s Surrender

Kimberly Derting– The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead, The Last Echo, The Pledge

Adele Griffin– The Julian Game, Picture the Dead, V is for Vampire, Where I Want to Be (National Book Award Finalist)

Lisa Brown– Vampire Boy Goodnight, Picture the Dead, Sometimes You Get What You Want, How to Be

Victoria Schwab– The Near Witch

Michelle Hodkin– The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Kwame Alexander – Crush:Love Poems, Kupenda:Love Poems, Dancing Naked on the Floor

Saundra Mitchell – The Vespertine, Shadowed Summer, The Springsweet

Diana Peterfreund– Rampant, Secret Society Girl, Under the Rose, Ascendant

Caitlin Kittredge – The Iron Thorn, The Black London Series, The Nocturne City Series

Pseudonymous Bosch – The Name of this Book is Secret, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, This book is Not Good for you (New York Times Bestseller)

Katie Crouch – Magnolia League, Girls in Trucks, Men and Dogs (New York Times Bestseller)

Holly Goldberg Sloan – I’ll Be There

Eliot Schrefer – Geek, The Deadly Sister, The School for Dangerous Girls

Natalie Standiford – How to Say Goodbye in Robot, Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters


YALLFest Schedule
Sat. Nov. 12, 2011, Blue Bicycle Books

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Authors will sign books at Blue Bicycle Books immediately following panels.


10 am  JR. YALLFEST • Ballroom

Pseudonymous Bosch (The Name of this Book is Secret)

Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin (Picture the Dead)

Kaleb Nation (Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse)

Moderator: Katie Crouch (The Magnolia League)


11 am FANGS AMONG FRIENDS • Ballroom

Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods)

Andrea Cremer (Nightshade)

Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)

Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)

Moderator: Andria Amaral (CCPL Young Adult Dept.)


Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon’s Lexicon)

Caitlin Kittredge (The Iron Thorn)

Victoria Schwab (The Near Witch)

Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures)

Moderator: Kim Derting (The Pledge)
1 pm REALITY BITES • Ballroom

David Levithan (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist)

Holly Goldberg Sloan (I’ll Be There)

Natalie Standiford (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters)

Moderator: Andrea Cremer (Nightshade)



Kwame Alexander (Crush)

Ellen Hopkins (Crank)

Marjory Wentworth (S.C. Poet Laureate)

Moderator: Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods)



Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine)

Michelle Hodkin (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer)

Katie Crouch (The Magnolia League)

Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)

Moderator: Beth Revis (Across the Universe)


Sarah Burnes, The Gernert Company

Javier Ruescas, YA Editor, Molino Publishing (Spain)

Additonal Panelists TBA

Moderator: Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod )


4 pm HOLLYAWOOD • Ballroom

Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures, in development)

Mark Morgan (producer, Twilight saga)

Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies, in development)

David Levithan (Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist)

Moderator: Kaleb Nation (Kaleb’s Nation)



Beth Revis (Across the Universe)

Kim Derting (The Pledge)

Diana Peterfreund (Rampant)

Eliot Schrefer (School for Dangerous Girls)

Moderator: Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon’s Lexicon)



Dave Stohl (Head of Worldwide Studios, Activision Video Games)

Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Feet)

Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies, in development)

Moderator: Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures)


6 pm YA SMACKDOWN • Ballroom • $5•Available at Blue Bike or here

All 26 writers on stage at once for YA games!

Presented by Chas. County Public Library YA Services

MCs: Kaleb Nation and Sarah Rees Brennan


 1 pm PB vs PB

Pseudonymous Bosch (The Name of This Book is Secret) interviews himself

 2 pm Literary Bazaar Exhibitors Present


Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin (Picture the Dead)


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