CHARLESTON, S.C. – The seventh edition of YALLFest, a young adult book festival, will take throughout the Holy City on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. This year, more than 70 authors – from bestsellers to newcomers – will be signing books and participating in seminars and sessions in various venues along historic King Street in downtown Charleston.

The biggest name on the list is the previously announced author, actor, and comedy writer Jason Segel. The duo of Segel and Kirsten Miller will speak about their bestselling series Nightmares! at a ticketed event on Saturday, Nov. 11.

You can also join several of the authors in a red carpet walk at the Teen Lounge in Main Library on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 843-805-6903 to reserve a seat in this year's red carpet walk and panel discussion. UPDATE: All seats have been reserved for the Red Carpet Preview Event. There may be standing-room only space on the day of the event. 

The full list of participating authors (subject to change):

  • Tomi Adeyemi
  • *Renée Ahdieh
  • *Becky Albertalli
  • Jesse Andrews
  • Victoria Aveyard
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Rhoda Belleza
  • Holly Black
  • Alexandra Bracken
  • Erin Bowman
  • Cora Carmack
  • Soman Chainani
  • Sona Charaipotra
  • Joelle Charbonneau
  • Roshani Chokshi
  • *Cassandra Clare
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Ally Condie
  • Zoraida Córdova
  • Jim Di Bartolo
  • Sarah Beth Durst
  • Daniel Ehrenhaft
  • Tim Floreen
  • Stephanie Garber
  • Kami Garcia
  • Jeff Gile
  • Ryan Graudin
  • Sarah Jae-Jones
  • Christina Lauren
  • Mackenzi Lee
  • Peter Lerangis
  • David Levithan
  • Katherine Locke
  • E. Lockhart
  • Alexander London
  • Samantha Mabry
  • Kekla Magoon
  • Lisa McMann
  • *Marissa Meyer
  • *Kirsten Miller
  • Barnabas Miller
  • *Patrick Ness
  • Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Danielle Paige
  • Cindy Pon
  • Brendan Reichs
  • Hilary Reyl
  • Karuna Riazi
  • Caleb Roehrig
  • Veronica Roth
  • Nikki Russell
  • Marie Rutkoski
  • Carrie Ryan
  • *Jason Segel
  • Rebecca Serle
  • Natalie Standiford
  • Maggie Stiefvater
  • Margaret Stohl
  • Nic Stone
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Laini Taylor
  • *Angie Thomas
  • Maggie Thrash
  • Corrie Wang
  • Jenna Evans Welch
  • Lisa Williamson
  • F.C. Yee
  • Nicola Yoon
  • Jeff Zentner

*keynote authors

To learn more information about each author, visit yallfest.org/authors.