For children who are avid readers, comic book lovers, or just learning how to read, the NC Literary Festival has many workshops and events designed for younger appreciators of story:
- The Children's Activity Area (all day 4/5 and 4/6) coordinated by the NC State University College of Education, will feature hands-on activities that connect math and writing, storytelling with Legos, explore reading technologies, and make writing fun. With the Reading Passport to the Future, children may earn stamps on their passport as they complete activities.
- R. L. Stine (4/5 11:15-12:15 in the Multipurpose Room), author of the Goosebumps series, and Jacqueline Davies (4/5 2:45-3:45pm in the IEI Lecture Hall), author of The Lemonade War books, will be available at book signings to greet their fans.
- The Story Squad (4/6 1:15-2:15pm in Hunt Auditorium) will perform folktales for elementary-age children, Paperhand Puppet Intervention (4/5 10:00-11:00am in the Hunt Auditorium) will perform their unique brand of creative storytelling, and StoryUp! Aerial Storytelling (4/5 4:00-5:00pm outside Hunt Library) will share favorite folktales and fables using aerial silks and straps.
- The Durham Comics Project (4/5 12:00-1:00pm IEI Classroom) will teach you how to make your own comic book in less than an hour, and the NCSU Libraries will show kids how to make their own musical instrument... with food and a Makey Makey (4/5 2:00-3:00pm outside Hunt Library).
- The Charlotte Bobcats Book Van and team mascot Rufus will cheer you on as you explore the Literary Festival.