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The YALLFest, a young adult book festival, will be taking place on Saturday, Nov. 10th. Johnathan Sanchez, the Director of the event, said they drew over 1000 attendees last year and have been selling a lot of tickets for this year’s edition.
There are already 44 featured writers scheduled to attend the day’s activities. There will be panels, book signings, a poetry slam, and games at Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theater and the Charleston Music Hall.
Here is the list of writers scheduled to appear (according to a press release from the festival organizers):
Southern writers:
Beth Revis (Western NC) — Across the Universe

Jess Rothenberg (originally from Charleston) — The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Carrie Ryan (Charlotte) — The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Kathy Reichs (Charlotte/Charleston) — Virals and Bones

Michelle Hodkin (Charleston) — The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Margaret Stohl (LA/Charleston) — Beautiful Creatures

Kathryn Williams (Nashville, TN) — The Lost Summer

Kami Kinard (Beaufort, SC) — The Boy Project

Marjory Wentworth (Charleston) – Shackles

David Macinnis Gill (Wilmington, NC) — Soul Enchilada

Kwame Alexander (Washington, DC / Charleston) — Acoustic Rooster and Crush

Grady Hendrix (originally from Charleston) — The Magnolia League series (co-author)

Featured Authors:

Kwame Alexander — Acoustic Rooster and Crush

Jennifer Lynn Barnes — Raised By Wolves and Every Other Day

Holly Black — Spiderwick Chronicles

Pseudonymous Bosch — The Name of This Book Is Secret

Sarah Rees Brennan — Demon’s Lexicon

Heather Brewer — The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, The Slayer Chronicles

Kiera Cass — The Selection

Cinda Chima — Seven Realms

Cassandra Clare — City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments series)

Andrea Cremer — Nightshade

Gitty Daneshvari — School of Fear

Melissa de la Cruz — Blue Bloods

Matt de la Pena — Ball Don’t Lie and I Will Save You

Kimberly Derting — The Body Finder

Simone Elkeles — Perfect Chemistry

Elizabeth Eulberg — The Lonely Hearts Club

Gayle Forman — If I Stay
Kami Garcia — Beautiful Creatures

Adam Gidwitz — A Tale Dark and Grimm

David Macinnis Gill — Soul Enchilada

Adele Griffin — Vampire Island and Picture the Dead
Jenny Han — The Summer I Turned Pretty 

Deborah Harkness — A Discovery of Witches–All Souls Trilogy

Grady Hendrix — The Magnolia League series (co-author)

Michelle Hodkin — The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Ellen Hopkins — Crank trilogy

Tonya Hurley — Ghostgirl

Michele Jaffe — Rosebush

Kami Kinard — The Boy Project

Caitlin Kittredge — The Iron Thorn

David Levithan — Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Wendy Mass — A Mango-Shaped Space

Alyson Noel — Immortals series

Stephanie Perkins — Anna and the French Kiss

Diana Peterfreund — Rampant (Killer Unicorn series)

Kathy Reichs — Virals and Bones

Brendan Reichs — Virals

Beth Revis — Across the Universe

Jess Rothenberg — The Catastrophic History of You and Me

Carrie Ryan — The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Eliot Schrefer — Glamorous Disasters

Natalie Standiford — How to Say Goodbye in Robot

Trenton Lee Stewart — The Mysterious Benedict Society

Margaret Stohl — Beautiful Creatures

Cate Tiernan — Sweep and Immortal Beloved

Siobhan Vivian — Not That Kind of Girl

Robin Wasserman — Seven Deadly Sins series

Marjory Wentworth — Shackles

John Corey Whaley — Where Things Come Back Again

Kathryn Williams — The Lost Summer

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