Allegro Hosts YABBA (Young Adults Books, Bands, Authors) Festival

Event invites region: Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Carolinas

WARRENTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allegro Community School of the Arts will host YABBA Fest (Young Adults
Books, Bands & Authors) Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9:30am – 4:00pm,
on Main Street, Warrenton, VA. October is Literacy Awareness and
Dyslexia Awareness Month. Allegro is located at 20 Main St., Warrenton,

The event will include workshops throughout the day, a music stage of
local performers, and author book signings. Workshops will be led by the
authors in attendance. Topics include Dyslexia and Literacy, and
activities such as an interactive workshop for students entitled
Fractured Fairytales, and an author panel.

Authors attending include Jodi Meadows (Incarnate), Eleanor
Herman (The Blood of Gods and Royals series), Lindsay Smith (The
Sekret Series)
, Kathy Macmillan (Sword and Verse), Jan Gangei (Zero
, Adam Dreece (The Yellow Hoods series), Rosemary Groux (Brenwyd
), Kristy Gillespie (The Nirvana Series), Charlotte
Strack Payton (Along the Garden Path).

Allegro will host Haymarket Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia of Virginia
(DDVA) as part of the event. The grassroots organization links families,
resources, support, and educational interventions for dyslexia.

Event keynote speaker and Canadian author Adam Dreece will attend
because of his dedication to build the awareness and understanding of
dyslexia. He was diagnosed with dyslexia late in high school and now
presents school assemblies encouraging students in literacy and
creativity despite obstacles they might encounter.

As Warrenton does not have a book store, One More Page Books in
Arlington will serve as the onsite store. The event is free to the
public. Workshops and book signings will take place on Main Street,
Warrenton, in local merchant shops. No registration is needed. Books
will be available to purchase. Attendees may bring their own books for
author signings. Visit the Allegro website for a schedule of events and

About Allegro Community School of the Arts: Allegro is a
non-profit arts school focused on giving back to their community and
bringing the arts to life within the five counties they serve. They
truly have a heart for connecting others to the arts. They strive to
increase appreciation, education, and participation of the arts within
the community and families. Through education, performance, and
community partnerships, Allegro develop the “whole artist.” Programs
include music, theatre, visual arts, music therapy, and the Allegro
Academy for the Blind.


Danica Low, c) 703-283-3990