As Katina notes in this week’s RUMORS, John Riley sent us his video of YALLfest, a young adult book festival held in Charleston during and just after our very own Charleston Conference.
A fun and festive atmosphere pervades King Street in downtown Charleston as John captures droves of young people lining up to buy, gasp, print books! Avid readers wait in line to chat with their favorite authors and unbelievably agile street acrobats and break dancers perform for the delighted crowd. But don’t take our word for it. Check it out yourself!
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.