Saturday, June 8 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 9 10am-6pm
The 2019 Printers Row Lit Fest, presented by founding organization the Near South Planning Board, returns to its roots to bring you the 35th annual book fair, with a bigger footprint along South Dearborn Street from Polk Street to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive (Congress Parkway). This year’s fair includes more book dealers, all-free programs, a kids favorite book character costume parade, and much more.
Valerie Jarrett and Alex Kotlowitz, 2019 Winner of the Harold Washington Literary Award, will be featured in this year’s festival programming, with many more to be announced soon. The growing list of sponsors for the 2019 Printer's Row Lit Fest includes Wintrust, Chicago Tribune, WBEZ Chicago, Poetry Foundation, Newcity, American Writers Museum, Make It Better, and Chicago Public Library.
Come celebrate Chicago’s booming literary community over the course of this historic weekend.
During the Printer's Row Lit Fest, WBEZ will host an event entitled: The Human Toll of Gun Violence: An American Summer with Alex Kotlowitz.