Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
300 E 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
EpicFest is a free literary festival that brings children, teens and families together with authors, illustrators and the Library. This event welcomes book-lovers of all ages into a community of readers.
On Saturday, November 3 award-winning authors and illustrators will be the featured guests at an all-day literary festival for children and families at ImaginOn. The day will include literacy-based activities, crafts, book signings, music, and more. At noon, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will perform in the McColl Family Theatre.
Following the daytime festival, the young adult authors will participate in a book talk and signing for teens and others interested in young adult literature.
Author appearance schedule:
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Welcome
10:30 – 10:55 a.m. – Storytime
11 – 11:20 a.m. – Derek Anderson & Tammi Sauer
11:25 – 11:45 a.m. – Mike Curato & Nick Bruel
12 – 1 p.m. – Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band
1:10 – 1:15 p.m. – Welcome
1:15 – 1:35 p.m. – Leo Espinosa & Kristin O’Donnell Tubb
1:40 – 2 p.m. – Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich & Paul O. Zelinsky
2:05 – 2:25 p.m. – Megan Shepherd & Brendan Reichs
2:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Amalie Jahn and Jon Scieszka
Amalie Jahn is the USA Today bestselling author of The Clay Lion series, a contemporary time travel saga for young adults. Her latest novel, The Next to Last Mistake, about a girl who finds acceptance in an unexpected place, hits bookstores in March of 2019.
Brendan Reichs is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Nemesis and its sequel Genesis, and co-author of the six-volume Virals series. His new book, The Darkdeep, kicks off a suspenseful new series for middle grade readers.
Megan Shepherd is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed middle grade and young adult novels.
Young Adult Author Panel
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Author panel discussion
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – VIP Meet and Greet with the authors for teens only
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Reception and book sales for all ages
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Book signing for all ages
Learn more about EpicFest 2018.