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Your Guide To This Week’s Online Book Festivals

A major event in the YA book community was due to happen this upcoming weekend: YallWest, the west coast sister of YallFest, celebrating beloved authors, readers, and stories with hilarious panels, author signings, and cool giveaways. Unfortunately, the event was canceled due to COVID-19. It was a smart move and eventually, the YallWest organizers announced […]

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The YALLWEST YallStayHome Schedule is now live

Yallwest has now released their panel schedule for the YallStayHome weekend, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th & 26th. All panels will take place over Zoom, and you will have to register for each event, which is a pretty simple process. Many of the panels will also have giveaways, such as […]

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YALLWEST Announces YallStayHome Festival

Yallwest, a west coast book festival that happens annually at Santa Monica, CA, during the Spring season, had to cancel this year’s event due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, much like all the other major events around the country. But today, they announced YallStayHome, a virtual festival to take place in lieu of the in-person […]

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YALLWest 2020 Canceled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

The novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has lead to the cancellation of many large events lately, including a major annual YA book event. YALLWest, the west coast sister festival of South Carolina’s YALLfest, has decided to cancel in lieu of the easily spread virus. The festival, which is open to the public and garners a large […]

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Find Out Who’s Where and When at YALLWEST

Yallwest is almost here and for those who are going, it’s going to be another exciting weekend! The lineup of authors is wonderfully diverse and we’re looking forward to meeting them. Some of the fresh faces you may see are Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame), Amy Rose Capetta (Once and Future), Emiko Jean […]

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YALLWest reveals their exciting 2019 author lineup

The 4th annual Southern California YA book event that is known as YALLWest revealed their author line-up, which welcomes both first time and returning authors. Yallfest’s sister festival, Yallwest, which takes place at Santa Monica High School in Los Angeles, California, will be held on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. With that comes Fierce […]

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The Fandom’s Book Festival Survival Guide

Going to YALLfest or another major book event? Here’s how to survive the day! So you’re venturing out to YALLfest– or to any book festival or con, really– for the first time! It may seem like a simple process, but it’s a lot to take in when the day finally hits. It’s bookish overload at […]

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A REAPER AT THE GATES Blog Tour: An exclusive interview with Sabaa Tahir

We were fortunate enough to spend a few minutes with AN EMBER IN THE ASHES author Sabaa Tahir at Yallwest to discuss a little about book three, A REAPER AT THE GATES. A Reaper at the Gates, book three of Sabaa Tahir‘s An Ember in the Ashes series, is almost here, and we had an […]

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Exclusive Interview with FLAME IN THE MIST Author Renee Ahdieh

We went to Yallwest and spent some time talking East Asian culture and feudal Japan with FLAME IN THE MIST author Renee Ahdieh. Flame in the Mist author Renee Ahdieh was at the Yallwest book festival in Santa Monica, California, and we spent a few minutes with her to talk about her upcoming book, the […]

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YALLWEST 2017 Schedule Announced

YALLWEST 2017 is fast approaching with an impressive lineup. The YA book festival will be held on Saturday April 29th, with a preview night held on Friday. Check out the schedule jam packed with author signings and fun panels below: FRIDAY 4 PM FIERCE FRIDAY YALLWEST PREVIEW NIGHT  4 PM – 8 PM – Santa […]