2018 Ticketed Festival Events

14th Annual Festival of Books & Author
September 6 - 9, 2018

Ticketed Festival Events

Tickets for ticketed events can be purchased by visiting the individual listings below or calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Note that NC state taxes (6.75%) and a service fee from Brown Paper Tickets will be added to each ticket’s price at checkout.

Lunch & Learn: Slow Living with Brooke McAlary Sold Out Event
Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street #120
Friday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m.

The author of Destination Simple: Everyday Rituals for a Slower Life and Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World, Brooke McAlary co-hosts The Slow Home podcast and runs a blog with her husband called “The Art of Simple,” which focuses on savoring the little things in life. Presented with support from Triad Moms on Main 

Tickets required.

Kids Keynote Event: Dav Pilkey - Sold Out Event
RJ Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road
Friday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children including The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal. He is best known as the creator of the wildly popular Captain Underpants book series, which has more than 80 million copies in print worldwide, has been translated into more than 25 languages, was released as a major motion picture by DreamWorks Animation in 2017, and launched as a new TV series on Netflix on July 13, 2018. Pilkey’s bestselling and critically acclaimed graphic novel series Dog Man, released in Fall 2016, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller and has more than 10 million copies in print to date. Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas is the newest installment in the series, published by Scholastic on August 28, 2018.

As a child, Pilkey was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, which was frequently mistaken for bad behavior in class. Pilkey struggled in school and was often forced to sit in the school hallway, which is where he created both his Captain Underpants and Dog Man characters. Pilkey’s books are a magnet for reluctant readers and their humor is contagious for adults as well. 

Tickets Required.

Please note: any signed books left from this event will be on sale in the Bookstore Tent at Saturday's Book Festival, then at Bookmarks starting Wednesday, October 10.

Writing Home in Fiction & Memoir: A Writing Workshop with Elaine Neil Orr - Sold Out Event
Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Graphics Room 1
Saturday, September 8 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

Home is a complex place. How do we find the courage to get there in our writing? And what do we do once we get there? You’ll spend time writing and sharing drafts so that you will leave with beginnings and middles, whether for a short or long piece. 

Tickets Required.

Graphic Novel Workshop for Kids with Jeffrey Brown Sold Out Event
Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Graphics Room 1
Saturday, September 8 2:30–3:30 p.m. 

Join Jeffrey Brown for a fun session of creating! Learn to draw Scimitar tooth cats and stone age kids while making cave comics. Ages 8–12. 

Tickets Required.


2018 Festival Round Up and Parapalooza
Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street #120
Sunday, September 9 11 a.m. 

Not ready for the 2018 Festival to be over? Join us for brunch and a chance to meet and hear from more than 15 of the 2018 Festival authors. Come early at 10:30 to buy signed Festival books and mingle with authors before Bookmarks Bookstore opens to the public. Over brunch, hear each author share from their work in our Parapalooza. This is your chance to hear from even more Festival authors—and find new favorites!
Tickets Required: $35 each or $300 for a table of 10
Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3574348