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EpicFest returns November 3 & 4, 2023. To learn more, click here.

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 3 to speak with students, and will headline a daylong literary festival at ImaginOn on November 4.

EpicFest is presented by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with generous support from Imagination Sponsors National Endowment for the Humanities and the Libby Preston Children’s Literary Fund, and Animation Sponsors American Airlines and Publix Super Markets Charities with additional support from the Charlotte Hornets. 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.

For Publishers and Authors

Are you an author or illustrator, or representative of an author or illustrator, interested in participating in EpicFest? Please note that we ask our featured guests to be connected to a traditional publishing house, and to have more than one title to offer.

Please email Marie Harris at mharris@cmlibrary.org to express your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.