The two-part festival includes daytime and nighttime events. During the day, we feature storytelling for children, including puppetry and dancing, along with fun kids’ activities such as creation stations (coloring, crafting, and character-building) and scavenger hunts. In the evening, we welcome award-winning authors for a reception, readings, discussion, book signings, and socializing.
The festival aims to bridge the university and city through the literary arts and celebrate all the many ways we tell stories, all at our vibrant UNC Charlotte Center City campus in uptown Charlotte.
We hope attendees will discover how literature gives joy, unites communities, and expresses our shared humanity, as well as consider how writing and art can sustain a community, especially in times of change and upheaval.
All events are be held at UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus, 320 E. 9th Street, Charlotte 28202.
The event is open to the public without charge.
Public pay parking is available at the lot at the corner of 7th and Brevard; the lot at the corner of 8th and College; the 7th Street Station Parking Deck; and metered spaces on Brevard Street.
Only UNC Charlotte permit holders can park in lots at 319 E. 9th St. and 422 E. 9th St.
The new light rail LYNX Blue Line extension stops at Center City at the 9th Street station.