Southern Lit Needs Volunteers For YA-Hoo Fest Sept. 21

Friday, August 23, 2019

Chattanooga’s second annual young adult book festival, YA-hoo Fest, will be held from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Chattanooga State Community College.

Presented by Southern Lit Alliance and Chattanooga State Community College’s Writers@Work program, YA-hoo Fest is offered free of charge in celebration of young adult and middle grades literature, the authors who write it and the readers who love it.

A complete schedule, including the festival lineup and additional information about the participating authors, can be found at yahoofest.org.. 

Volunteers are needed for both morning and afternoon shifts. Positions include:
Green Room Attendant
Photo Booth Attendant
Registration Desk Attendant
Book Signing Attendants
Panel Moderators
Author Drivers
Amphitheater Set-Up
Traffic Directors
Airport and School Transportation
Friday Night/Saturday Morning Ushers
Table and Tent Set-Up and Break Down

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information about volunteer opportunities, contact Lynda LeVan at lynda@solitalliance.org.


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Upcoming Street Closings Announced


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Happenings

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The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga’s Adventure Princess Program recently partnered with McKamey Animal Shelter’s Paws to Read for an event that delivered all the warm and fuzzy feels to many adoptable animals. The Adventure Princess Program provides events that help dads and daughters develop healthy relationships, gain a sense of belonging, and learn the importance of giving ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

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