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August 6, 2016

Peace Center, Greenville, SC

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Welcome to Read Up

About Read Up

About Read Up

Read Up, Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers.


The first annual event will be a day of celebration. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The day will feature multiple panels specific to different themes. One panel may focus on graphic novels and another on romance YA books.



Check out the authors who will be coming:

Aisha Saeed
Beth Revis
Brendan Kiely
Brendan Reichs
Carrie Ryan
Cassie Beasley
Dan Zitt
Holly Goldberg Sloan
January LaVoy
Jason Reynolds
Jay Asher
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Jessica Brody
Jessica Khoury
John Parke Davis
Kirby Heyborne
Maggie Stiefvater
Maya Van Wagenen
Megan Miranda
Nova Ren Suma
Renee Ahdieh
Ryan Graudin
Stephanie Perkins
Susane Colasanti
Terra Elan McVoy
Tiffany Schmidt
Will Walton
Will Walton

Our Awesome Sponsors

Marie G. Park

THE EVENT VENUE:
PEACE CENTER, GREENVILLE, SC

Built on a six-acre campus, with an energetic mix of leading-edge architecture and historic preservation, the campus is at the hub of Greenville’s nationally-recognized downtown.

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Read Up Greenville is a celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grades books and authors. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The day will feature nine panels specific to different themes.

The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events.

Ticketed events include:

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System presents Jay Asher, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why. August 6th at 10:00 am in the Gunter Theatre with book signing opportunity immediately following.

The Fred Collins Foundation presents Holly Goldberg Sloan, the author of Counting by 7s, Appleblossom the Possum and upcoming novel Short. She has also worked extensively as a screen and television writer. August 6th at 1:30 pm in the Gunter Theatre with book signing opportunity immediately following.

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. August 6th at 6:15 pm in the Gunter Theatre with book signing opportunity immediately following.

Each keynote presentation is $7.00 or all three for $15.00.

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Preferred Hotel - Aloft Hotel

Rooms are available at the preferred rate of $149 a night.

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Contact Us

ReadUp is a celebration of top young adult authors, book sales, activities and so much more. We are actively seeking volunteers and sponsors. If you are interested in being a part of this new Greenville event, please reach out to our Executive Director, Lee Yarborough at lee@readupgreenville.com.

Read Up is an exciting event that you will not want to miss. So book mark your calendars now.

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