Kids' Keynote with Dav Pilkey at 6:30 pm - Doors Open at 5:30 pm
For the first time ever, we are hosting a Kids' Keynote sponsored by Fidelity Investments!
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. Pilkeys 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. Pilkeys books are a magnet for reluctant readers and their humor is contagious for adults as well.
Tickets Required: Reserved seating in Balcony, Mezzanine, and Orchestra: $15-$60 with each ticket including a copy of Pilkeys new book, Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas.
Pilkey's booksigning will follow the program and will be organized as follows: The seat numbers/rows will be called from the stage beginning with the VIP section to the orchestra until the entire first floor is finished. The seat numbers/rows in the mezzanine will follow. The balcony seat numbers/rows will be called last.
Pilkey is glad to sign books, take a photo, and draw in one of the books purchased at the event. No personalization. For every book purchased from Bookmarks (that evening or prior to the event), you may bring one book from home to be signed. Please be prepared to show your Bookmarks' receipt and ticket when you get in line.
Wheelchair access is available in the rear orchestra.
RJ Reynolds Auditorium (View)
301 N. Hawthorne Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
|Minimum Age: 5
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!