When: Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 2011
Blue Bicycle Books and the College of Charleston are teaming up to host YALLFest, a young adult fiction event. A spin-off of last year’s Capital Bookfest, this two-day event will bring 20 top Y.A. writers from across the country to town for seminars, panels, and book signings. The complete list hasn’t been announced, but we’re told it will include 11 New York Times and international bestselling authors, nine of whom have or will have their books adapted to film. Some participants include Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures series), David Levithan (Boy Meets Boy), Melissa de la Cruz (Witches of East End), Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod), and Gayle Forman (Where She Went). The event will kick off on Friday with master classes, Q&A sessions, and lectures at CofC and will continue on Saturday with more fun at Blue Bike.