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Wake Forest Lit Fest

Page 158 Books and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts are hosting a two-day literary and art festival in and around downtown Wake Forest. This family-friendly weekend offers a stage performance, writing workshops, cooking classes, children’s story times and speed-dating with local authors. Sit down and chat with bestselling Raleigh author Diane Chamberlain or N.C. English professor and author Elaine Neil Orr. Or talk about children’s books with Wake Forest author and illustrator Jonathan Voss. He made his debut earlier this year with his picture book, “Brave Enough for Two.” (Henry Holt & Company, June 12).


Friday, Oct. 19

“Biscuit” presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Show times are 11 am and 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $12 each

Saturday, Oct. 20

10-11 am – Story time with Peppa Pig (Ages 7 and under). A fun craft activity will follow the story time.  Tickets are $3 each and parents are free

Purchase Tickets (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)

10-11 am - Illustration Workshop with Brian Clopper (Ages 10 and up)

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.

Free Event - Register Here (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)

10-11 am - 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! 

Free Event - Register Here (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)


All are 1-4pm

Writing Workshop with Win Neagle - Buy Tickets

Writing Workshop for Young Adults with Nicole Sarrocco - Buy Tickets

Romance Writing with Jenny Luper - Buy Tickets

Publishing your book with Blue Ink Press - Buy Tickets

Cooking Class with Debbie Moose - Buy Tickets

Writing Compelling Historical Fiction with Susan Rivers - Buy Tickets

6 pm - Author Speed Dating Dinner

Tickets are $45 each and include dinner

The details: Oct 19-20. For details, go to Page 158’s website,

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It’s an open-source, “FOR THE COMMUNITY, BY THE COMMUNITY” approach with an intentionally dynamic focus.

Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a unique four-day creativity explosion in Downtown Raleigh. Each category, or group of activities, is called a “SPARK” (musicSPARK, fashionSPARK, etc.) and is organized by volunteers who create programming that best represents their art form, whether a performance, an exhibition, showcase. or interactive digital game. This open source leadership structure allows any organizer, talent or audience member to create and add value to the experience in their own way.

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POSTPONED DUE TO FLO. litSPARK 2018 presents a special storytime with Author-Illustrator of "Brave Enough for Two."

Have fun with children in downtown Raleigh at the cutest little bookshop, Read with Me, during SPARKcon 2108. litSPARK presents a special storytime with Author-Illustrator Jonathan D. Voss, author of Brave Enough for Two.

After storytime, go #Beyondthebook to make crowns and wands in Read with Me's Creativity Corner, explore in our toddler sensory bin, or chat with Jonathan.


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