YALLfest, a book festival and gathering of over 60 of the countries best and top-selling young adult authors, will take place in Charleston this coming Nov. 7 – 8. Students 16 years of age or older can serve as volunteers at the author presentations and book-signings while students under the age of 16 can volunteer alongside a parent. Go to www.yallfest.org and click on “volunteer” to sign up. It is always fruitful when writing students spend time with published authors so don’t miss this opportunity! Also, be sure to check out the over 18 author discussion panels and readings taking place in connection with the festival.