If you haven’t heard of YAK Fest, then listen up. It’s the newest (and hippest) YA book festival in Texas. And we want YOU to come. Here’s the deal, it’s free fun entertainment and you just might make a new friend or two. Maybe even get your picture taken with your favorite author. So, check out the 411 below and COME.
WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 9am – 5pm
COST: Dude, it’s FREE. OPEN DOOR: Come when you can and stay for as long as you like, of course we want you there all day!
WHERE: Keller High School, 601 N. Pate Orr Rd. Keller, TX 76248
SOCIAL MEDIA: twitter / facebook / blog https://twitter.com/YAK_Fest
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Simone Elkeles, BAM. That’s what we’re talking about.
Panels of AWESOME Breakdown: Keeping It Real – Jessica Anderson, Charles Benoit, Chris Crutcher (afternoon only), Simone Elkeles, Guadalupe Garica McCall, Jessica Warman, Lori Aurelia Williams and Shannon Greenland This is Not Normal – Rosemary Clement Moore, Cory Oakes, Victoria Scott, Mary Lindsey and Jeff Hirsch This is Not Normal Either – Krissi Dallas, Tracy Deebs, Greg Leitich Smith and Andrea White Vampire Smack Down - Cynthia Leitich Smith, Rachel Caine and Jason Henderson Poetry Workshop – Colin Gilbert A Walk on the Weird Side – Kelley Milner Halls Choctaw Tales – Tim Tingle Here’s the schedule of AWESOME: (insert schedule pdf here)
Because we know you’ll have questions, here are some things that CAN and WILL HAPPEN: There will be books available for purchase from The Book Carriage, and they will be selling books all day. The Book Carriage will accept cash and credit cards. You may bring some books from home for authors to sign. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at lunch. Why, yes there is a twitter hashtag. It’s #YAKFest13 – thanks for asking. We WANT you to tweet. Of course you can talk and have your picture taken with your favorite author(s) during the signing. We insist upon it. Other stuff that is just as important: Want to VOLUNTEER? It’ll be fun. We promise. If interested please contact Janet at Janet.Adams@kellerisd.net MEDIA INQUIRIES? Please contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org