There’s an epic component reserved for teens – and that’s by design.
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 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.
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 email@example.com to express your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.
A Day for Storied Families
EpicFest and the Power of Family Literacy, by Mark I. West, PhD
A Magical Setting for EpicFest
“The perfect convergence of setting and experience,” by Mark I. West
An epic start to a lifetime of literacy is the legacy of one family.
What’s Brendan Reichs Reading?
The New York Times best-selling author, Charlotte native and EpicFest favorite reads a lot.