Read Up, Greenville is a celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. Saturday, August 6th will be a full day of book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The day will feature nine panels specific to different themes and three keynote addresses. 24 Middle Grades and YA authors will be on the Peace Center campus.
The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events. Each keynote presentation is $7.00 or all three for $15.00.
Ticketed events include (all listed events located in the Gunter Theatre with book signing opportunity immediately following each.)
10:00 am: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System presents Jay Asher, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why.
1:30 pm: The Fred Collins Foundation presents Holly Goldberg Sloan, critically acclaimed author of Middle Grades, YA books, including Counting by 7s. Holly has also written eight family feature films, including, Angels in the Outfield.
6: 15 pm: Closing Keynote includes Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, co-authors of All American Boys, a 2016 Coretta Scott King Honor book, which chronicles two teens – one black, one white – grappling with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school their community, and ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.
If you love reading or love a teen who loves reading, then Read Up is for you!
The Emrys Foundation is a proud sponsor of Read Up!