Young Adult Book Festival

posted Dec 6, 2012, 10:50 AM by

Greetings from YAK Fest Librarians in Keller Texas!

YAK Fest 2013 is coming soon…January 19th at Keller High School in Keller Texas. Save the date and make plans now to attend this free event open to all middle school and high school students as well as all adult readers of YA Literature. We now have an exciting line-up of 23 authors including Simone Elkeles, Chris Crutcher, Jessica Warman, Charles Benoit, Jeff Hirsch, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Lori Aurelia Williams, Kelly Milner Halls, Tim Tingle and many more! Please make plans to attend if you are close by or don’t mind a trip to the DFW area. We are also looking for volunteers if you would like to help. Please like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter and get more information on our webpage. Please pass the word on to your library patrons and students. If you would like a YAK Fest poster, please e-mail and we will send you an attachment in a separate e-mail. All the information is below:


YAK Fest 2013 – Young Adult Keller Book Festival

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
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.