Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Festival this Saturday: January 19, 2013!

YAK Fest 2013 – Young Adult Keller Book Festival
YAK Fest is almost here…don’t miss it! Please join the Keller ISD Librarians for the 2nd annual Young Adult Keller Book Festival, an awesome event that celebrates Young Adults and the literature they love to read. Please help us get the word out to your students, parents, and teachers about this exciting event to encourage teens and give them an opportunity to interact with Young Adult authors in a non-academic setting.

What: YAK Fest – Young Adult Keller Book Festival
Where: Keller High School: 601 N. Pate Orr Rd., Keller, TX 76248

Cost: Dude, it’s free!
When: Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Times: 9 AM – 5 PM; Opening Keynote begins at 10 AM with Simone Elkeles!!
Open Door: Come when you can and stay for as long as you like, of course we want you there all day!

Author Panels or Classes:
You have the opportunity to attend 4 during the day!

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, Award Winning Slam Poet

A Walk on the Weird Side – Kelley Milner Halls, Researching aliens, Sasquatch, and other mysteries

Choctaw Tales – Tim Tingle, Native American Storyteller

SOCIAL MEDIA: twitter / facebook / blog

Here’s the schedule of AWESOME: Time Event Location

9:00 - 10:00 Doors open; Book Carriage sales; World Blend coffee & breakfast sales; t-shirt sales Commons
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote- Simone Elkeles, followed by introduction of authors Fine Arts Center
10:55 - 11:45 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
11:45 - 12:35 Lunch - World Blend food for purchase; Book Carriage sales Commons
12:35 - 1:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
1:35 - 2:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
2:35 - 3:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
3:30 - 4:00 Poetry reading Commons
4:00 - 5:00 Book Carriage sales; author signing Commons

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.
World Blend Coffee will have food and drinks available for purchase in the morning and 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 stacy@girlsinthestacks.com
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Janet Adams. Hope to see you at YAK Fest!!

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