Wake Forest Lit Fest
Celebrate the world of literature that opens doors, creates new opportunities and enriches lives, at the first-ever Wake Forest Lit Fest Oct. 19-20! Page 158 Books and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts have joined forces to launch an immersive cultural experience for all ages that celebrates literature and the arts in and around beautiful and historic downtown Wake Forest.
On Friday evening, Oct. 19, young readers and their families will have the opportunity to witness the popular children’s book “Biscuit” come to life on stage through the talent of ArtsPower National Touring Theatre.
On Saturday morning and afternoon, Oct. 20, Lit Fest will feature locally- and nationally-recognized, best-selling authors from many different genres discussing their work, while also offering a variety of thought-provoking workshops, readings, and other activities in a friendly and informal setting. Lit Fest will conclude Saturday evening with an Author Speed Dating Dinner! Don’t miss this exciting and interactive literary experience where readers and writers of all ages and interests can find a book, share a dream and connect with kindred spirits!
Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Page 158 Books, but you may also bring a book from home to be autographed. Partial proceeds will go to the “Book Your Brain” project through Page 158 Books, which helps promote children’s literacy by donating books to local schools and children’s organizations. See Lit Fest events and workshops schedule on the RC website under events.
Lit Fest Schedule
Friday, Oct. 19
11 am and 6:30 pm
ArtsPower National Touring Theatre will present "Biscuit." Showtimes are 11 am and 6:30 pm.
- Tickets are $12 each
Saturday, Oct. 20
Storytime with Peppa Pig
The Renaissance Centre will present Storytime with Peppa Pig (ages 7 & under) from 10-11 am. A fun craft activity will follow the story time.
Tickets are $3 each and parents are free
Illustration Workshop with Brian Clopper (Author & Teacher at Jones Dairy Elementary)
Learn how to draw a variety of beasties. Brian Clopper, teacher/cartoonist/writer walks budding cartoonists through a variety of drawing tips as the class draws: dragons, zombies and other monstrosities.
Brain Balance Workshop
Does your child have no interest in books and struggles to read? That's where Brain Balance comes in! Often, kids have areas of the brain that are underdeveloped, which causes struggles academically, behaviorally or socially. Brain Balance's holistic approach to strengthening the brain gives kids the tools they need to take on life's challenges. When reading is easier - it's more fun! Let's see our students reach their fullest potential and dive into a love for books! Adventures await at every turn!
Various locations, Downtown Wake Forest
Page 158 Books is coordinating a series of workshops as part of Wake Forest Lit Fest. For complete details, click on the links below or call Page 158 Books at 919-435-1843.
- Writing Workshop with Win Neagle
- Writing Workshop for Young Adults with Nicole Sarrocco
- Romance Writing with Jenny Luper
- Publishing your book with Blue Ink Press
- Cooking Class with Debbie Moose
Author Speed Dating Dinner
Tickets are $45 each and include dinner