Upcoming Printer’s Row Lit Fest

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Festival season is upon us, and this weekend, June 7-8, is the festival that many believe to be the largest outdoor literary festival in the Midwest. The Printer’s Row Lit Fest will host 200 on-stage events and 150 vendors selling new and used books, as well as book paraphernalia. This year, the Printer’s Row Lit Fest is also celebrating its 30th anniversary in the historical Printer’s Row district on Dearborn Street between Congress and Polk.

Certain events are “30th Anniversary Events” inspired by the theme of “past, present, and future.” Events range from cook book demonstrations, to round table discussions with authors and journalists, to writing workshops led by the Mystery Writers of America. “30th Anniversary Events” include “We Have Not Forgotten: Second City Celebrates ‘The Breakfast Club,’” which includes a live adapted reading of the classic film.

Some events do require tickets, which can be purchased online or a limited number will be available same day. One event, “Lit That Makes You Laugh,” features Visiting Assistant Professor Kathleen Rooney in a discussion with author Jason Darter and reporter Nina Metz, on the title of the event.

Another popular event that will require tickets is the 2014 awarding of the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award to James Patterson, which will be followed with his conversation with Tribune Columnist Dawn Turner Trice.

For more information about the events, visit the Printer’s Row Lit Fest website:


Written by: Taylor Alcantar


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