YAK Fest 2014 FREE! Jan. 25th Neal Shusterman–‘Nuff said!!!

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The Keller ISD Secondary Librarians are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual YAK Fest – Young Adult Keller Book Festival. This year’s festival, YAK Fest 2014, with the theme “The Edge of Escape,” will feature 25 authors including Key Note Speaker Neal Shusterman.  Teens can get their picture taken with their favorite author in “The Escape Hatch” and buy lunch from one of the food trucks on site or purchase books from The Book Carriage<http://www.bookcarriage.com/>.  So, check out the 411 below and COME TO YAK Fest 2014!!

WHEN: Saturday, January 25th, 9 AM – 5 PM

COST: It’s FREE and open to all middle and high school students, parents, teachers, librarian and anyone who just likes a good YA read.

OPEN DOOR: Come when you can & stay for as long as you like;  of course we want you there all day!

WHERE: Keller ISD’s Central High School, 9450 Ray White Rd., Keller, TX 76244 (North Fort Worth area) SOCIAL MEDIA: twitter/ facebook/ Webpage https://twitter.com/YAK_Fest; #YAK14 https://www.facebook.com/YAKbookfest


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Neal Shusterman, BAM. That’s what we’re talking about.

Author Panels:

Contemporary Fiction – Christa Desir, Diana Lopez, Andrew Smith, Kody Keplinger SciFi/Dystopia – Neal Shusterman, Jeff Hirsch, Jessica Brody, Emily McKay Thriller – TM Goeglein, Mary Gray, Megan Miranda, Megan Shepherd Fantasy – Sophie Jordan, Julie Kagawa, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Mari Mancusi, Tracy Deebs Paranormal – Tara Hudson, Victoria Scott, Heather Reid, Joy Preble, Mary Lindsey Poetry Workshop: Colin Gilbert Writing Workshop: Polly Holyoke

Storytelling: Tim Tingle

For more info, visit our social media sites or contact Janet Adams<mailto:janet.adams@kellerisd.net> or Lucy Kubo<mailto:lucy.kubo@kellerisd.net> if you have additional questions. If you would like to volunteer at YAK Fest 2014, please contact Susie Steeves<mailto:Susie.steeves@kellerisd.net>. Please e-mail Janet Adams<mailto:janet.adams@kellerisd.net> if you would like to receive the poster, flyer or schedule by e-mail. Media Inquiries, please contact Stacy Wells<mailto:stacy@girlsinthestacks.com>. See you at YAK Fest 2014 on January 25th!


Hope to see you at YAK Fest 2014!

Janet Adams


Janet Adams | Library/Media Technology Specialist Co-chair, Young Adult Keller Book Festival Central High School

P: 817-744-2022 | F: 817-744-2038


Terry Roper

Terry Roper

Terry Roper, Library Consultant for Region 10 ESC. has been an educator/librarian in the North Texas area for 22 years. She has worked on elementary and high school campuses as well as central administration. Ms. Roper has experience dealing with English language learners of all levels and works closely with the Region 10 Literacy Team. Terry loves dealing with literacy and information dissemination and talking about book stuff!

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