Friday, November 8 from 4-5:30 p.m. YALLFest Preview VIP event Main Library Teen Lounge 68 Calhoun Street, downtown: 805-6930 Sponsored by Amity. Meet bestselling authors Lauren Oliver,
Melissa de la Cruz, Michael Johnston,
Michelle Hodkin, Carrie Ryan, Veronica Rossi and Alexandra Bracken and learn about trends in young adult literature, including the growing interest in dystopian cultures. In Charleston to participate in YALLFest, the authors will be available to answer questions and sign books. All ages are welcome. Students in grades 6-12 will get priority seating. Space is limited. Call 805-6903 to register.
Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. YALLFest Keynote Conversation with Veronica Roth and Rae Carson Charleston Music Hall - 37 John Street, downtown Sponsored by Amity. YALLFest, the South's premier young adult book festival, kicks off with a program featuring two of the country's most popular novelists - Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, and Rae Carson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. YALLFest brings 50 of the nation's best young adult writers to Charleston for a day of interactive panels, book signings, contests and more. Keynote tickets are $7 each. For information on the festival and purchasing tickets, visit www.yallfest.org. Presented by Epic Reads and Harper Teen.