EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that connects families, children and teens with books, authors, illustrators, and the Library. 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.
In addition to a lineup of nationally-recognized authors and illustrators for children and young adults, this year’s festival will include a special performance by Eric Litwin, the New York Times bestselling author of the original Pete the Cat series. Eric’s dynamic, fully interactive performances bring early literacy and music together. We’ll also host an evening event just for teens at UNC Charlotte’s Center City location, featuring the young adult authors.