Photo from previous YAK Fest.
Photo from previous YAK Fest.

The fifth annual Young Adult Keller Book Festival (YAK Fest) will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. at Central High School.

YAK Fest strives to provide the Keller ISD teen community with exceptional opportunities to connect with award-winning young adult authors and give teens an entertaining, educational event. All Keller ISD students are invited to attend, as well as the surrounding communities.

The 2016 authors will include Kimberly Derting, S. E. Green, Jeramy Kraatz, and Delirium author Lauren Oliver.

Students who attend YAK Fest will have the opportunity to listen to keynote speaker Julie Murphy, author of Side Effects May Vary. Students can also attend free workshops, buy food, drinks, t-shirts, and books, and get their books signed by a wide range of attending authors.

Featuring authors include:

Chandler Baker

Christina Benjamin

Martina Boone

Jessica Brody

Michael Buckley

Sharon Cameron

Lindsay Cummings

Kimberly Derting

Eric Devine

S E Green

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Jana Grissorn

Rachel Harris

A.G. Howard

Jeramey Kraatz

Alex London

Kelsey Macke

Jenny Martin

Morgan Matson

Lauren Oliver

Joy Preble

Victoria Scott

Robison Wells

Krissi Dallas

Workshops available include:

Poetry Workshop- Colin Gilbert

Writing Workshop- Lori Goldstein

Anime Workshop- Kristen McGuire

Storytelling Workshop- Tim Tingle

YAK Fest 2016 pic

Talon reporters Hannah Haskin and Ashley Nagel contributed to this report.