The High Country Festival of the Book is organized by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library to celebrate the importance of books, reading and literacy in the community.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Watauga County Public Library,
the High Country Watermedia Society Endowment - a component fund of the "NC Community Foundation”,
the Boone Mall sponsored by Libby Boone Enterprises, and the Department of English at Appalachian State University.
Ben Towle's graphic novels include the folk tale anthology Farewell, Georgia (2003), the historical fiction Midnight Sun (2008), the biographical Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean (with Sarah Stewart Taylor, 2010), and the adventure tale Oyster War to be published fall 2015. Ben has been nominated three times for an Eisner Award, the “Oscars” of the comic book industry, and also served as a judge for the Eisners in 2009. Ben lives in Winston-Salem, and his website is www.benzilla.com.
Off the Page Schedule
10:00 am - 12 pm COMICON
FREE for all-ages!
Come as your favorite character! What will it be? Batman? Antman? Gandolf? Katniss Everdeen? Wolverine? Or, how about Harry Potter?
Comic book for each child attendees, an exhibit of original comic art, and assorted comics-related activities for both children and adults
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch, outdoor activities,
and live music with the WHO (Watauga High Orchestra)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cartoon Workshop Hands-on workshop with cartoonist Ben Towle for teens 12 to 16 years of age.
Please note that the workshop is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required.
Contact Youth Services at the Watauga County Library 828-264-8784 ext. 3 to register.