EpicFest 2018

EpicFest is an extraordinary, 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.

EpicFest is presented to the community by Wells Fargo, with community partner Read Charlotte, and with additional generous support from corporate citizens and individual sponsors.

EpicFest Sponsors

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

Young Adult Author Panel

Be an Epic Volunteer!

EpicFest in the Schools
On Friday, November 2 the authors and illustrators will visit select CMS schools. These visits are for students only.

EpicFest was created to remember and honor Jim and Elizabeth (Libby) Preston’s passion for reading, and to encourage and instill a love of reading in children.