Fall is finally here, which means festival time! While summer is the time for Coachella, Lollapalooza and other sweaty music endeavors, fall is the time for books, books and more books! Your friends at YA Wednesday have gather information on some of the best fall book festivals around to help you plan your own YA road trip. You’re welcome.
October 10, 2015
Pennsylvania show its YA love with YA Fest PA 2015, a young adult book and author festival. This festival in its third year will feature: Lisa Amowitz, Cyn Balong, Martina Boone, Lisa Colozza Cocca, Molly Cochran, Sarah Cross, Robin Constantine, Sherry Ficklin, Wendy Higgins, Demitria Lunetta, Page Morgan, Mindy McGinnis, Kieran Scott, special guest Micol Ostow and MORE!
For a full list of authors and agenda check here.
October 24, 2015
This festival is presented by the Tampa Bay Times and features not just YA authors but authors from all genres and categories. The YA stand-outs are authors Jeff Strand A Bad Day for Voodoo, Kimberly Karalius Love Fortune and Other Disasters, and actress and poet Amber Tamblyn who is best known for her leading role in Joan of Arcadia and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as well as her role as poetry reviewer for Bust magazine. And this festival has the godmother of YA, JUDY BLUME, which makes this event a MUST!
Check here more information.
October 24th, 2015
This afternoon event in Erlanger, Kentucky features a long list of YA talent. And the Kentucky should be lovely this time of year. Confirmed authors for the 2015 NK-YA Fest are:
Alex Mallory, Bethany Griffin, Carey Corp, C.J. Redwine, Colette Ballard, Courtney C. Stevens, David Arnold, Edith Pattou, Geoffrey Girard, Gina Damico, Jasmine Warga, Jennifer McGowan, Karen Ann Hopkins, Katie McGarry, Kristen Simmons, Liz Coley, Meg Whitmer, M.G. Buehrlen, Mindee Arnett, Mindy McGinnis, Natalie D. Richards and Tammy Blackwell
For more details check here.
November 13 & 14 2015
The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival, otherwise known as YALL Fest, is presented by the good folks at Epic Reads and epic it is! Here are the stats:
|60||of the world’s biggest Y.A. authors|
|29||New York Times best-sellers|
|22||panels, presentations and talks|
The MASSIVE author list is drool worthy:
|Victoria Aveyard Red Queen||Adam Gidwitz A Tale Dark and Grim Series||Brandon Mull Fablehaven|
This two day event already has sold out sessions, so if you’re interested, act now! Check here for more information.
We may not have listed all the YA festivals out there, but this will get you started. Happy Reading!