Monday, June 7, 2010

Printer Row Lit Fest

When:June 12 : 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
June 13 : 10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Dearborn Street between Harrison and Polk

The annual celebration of the written word, billed as the largest free literary event in the Midwest, features new, used, antiquarian and specialty books for sale, author readings and signings, panel discussions, live music, storytelling for kids and more.

Participating authors include Susan Brackney, Wilfredo Cruz, Scott Christianson, Luis Alberto Urrea, Elizabeth Berg, Jennifer Egan, Sebastian Junger, Justin Cronin, Audrey Niffenegger, Colson Whitehead, Charles Pierce and more.

Also features cooking demonstrations by local chefs including Rick Tramonto (Tru), Joshua Linton (Aja) and Stephen Wambach (Epic).

Events also take place at the Harold Washington Library Center.

for a complete schedule, go here.

Arts & Poetry Stage


10 a.m. Neighborhood Writing Alliance

10:45 a.m. Poetry reading with James Shea, author of "Star in the Eye"

11:30 a.m. Guild Literary Complex

12:45 p.m. Poetry reading with Lorraine Schechter author of "Seasons of Yes"
Presented by The Poetry Foundation

1:30 p.m. Poetry Reading: Reginald Gibbons, author of "Slow Trains Overhead"

2 p.m. Chicago's Multicultural Publishing Pioneers:
Fernando Diaz, Moira Pujols, Martin Riker and Don Share moderated by Danielle Chapman

3 p.m. Poetry reading with Tony Trigilio, author of "With the Memory, Which is Enormous

3:30 p.m. Poetry Reading with Greg Hewett, author of "Darkacre"

4 p.m. "Spaces Between Us" Anthology release presented by Third World Press and the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago State University


10 a.m. TallGrass Writers Guild

11 a.m. NewTown Writers

Noon After Hours Press

1 p.m. EM Press

2:15 p.m. Poetry reading with Lightsey Darst, author of "Find the Girl"

3 p.m. Open Mic with Open Books

4 p.m. Chicago's SPEAK'EASY ENSEMBLE directed by Marc K. Smith