The Young Adult Book Festival (or YAB Fest) is a brand new book festival designed to promote reading among teens in the suburbs and surrounding areas of North Austin and northern Central Texas. Our goal is to provide students from Round Rock, Pflugerville, Georgetown, Leander, Taylor, and the Lake Travis school districts with a phenomenal experience to meet and interact with a wide variety of authors writing in different genres. In our experience, when students have the opportunity to meet an author or hear them speak in person, we see a much higher independent reading rate. We wish to encourage this reading with an event that brings around thirty authors to the North Austin area.
Started in 2013, YAB Fest is currently planning it’s very first festival to take place on May 11, 2013, at Round Rock High School. Since this is our very first year, we are currently “Under Construction.” However, as details become available we will be posting them here as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to follow to receive up to date news on authors, the schedule, and other YAB Fest information. Also, check out our FAQ page for answers to our most frequently asked questions.