06-10-2017, 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Printer's Row Park, Chicago, IL
For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 10-11, 2017. We will have 60 authors participating in what is considered to be the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival.
The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city’s bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy and literary endeavor, the Chicago Tribune purchased the Printers Row Book Fair in 2002 from the Near South Planning Board. Recently renamed to be the Printers Row Lit Fest, it is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.