Book lovers of all ages are invited to EpicFest!
EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that joyfully connects children, teens and families with books and the people who write them through activities that encourage a love of reading and learning. In its sixth year, EpicFest has become a wonderful family tradition.
Nationally-recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will spend two days in Charlotte to share their latest books, experiences and passion for libraries with kids of all ages.
Authors and illustrators will visit select Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on November 4 to speak with students, and will headline a daylong literary festival at ImaginOn on November 5. Click here for a full list of the authors and illustrators and information about their accomplishments.
EpicFest is presented by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with generous support from National Endowment for the Humanities, the Libby Preston Children’s Literary Fund, Wells Fargo and Publix Super Markets Charities.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.,
Where: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte
Want more? Check out Verse & Vino – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event on November 10, 2022.
EpicFest 2022 Schedule
10:15-10:20 a.m. – Welcome/Sponsor Thanks
10:20-10:50 a.m. – EpicFest family Storytime
10:55-11:15 a.m. – Patrice Gopo & Matt Myers
11:20-11:40 a.m. – Tameka Fryer Brown & Maya Myers
11:40-12 p.m. – Public Theatre Announcement and Load-In for Jim Gill
12-1 p.m. – Jim Gill Musical Performance
1-1:30 p.m. – Jim Gill Signing & Sales
1:30-1:50 p.m. – Derick Wilder & Kelly Starling Lyons
1:55-2:15 p.m. – Alicia D. Williams & Gordon C. James
2:20-2:30 p.m. – Kwame Mbalia
2:30-3 p.m. – Story Explorers