The Midwest’s largest literary festival returns to Chicago’s historic Printer’s Row neighborhood in the South Loop with the Printer’s Row Lit Fest on September 9 and 10, 2023.
Stretching out over five blocks, the Printers Row Lit Fest features more than 100 booksellers, interactive discussions with local and national bestselling authors, spoken word performances, book signings and writing workshops.
Browse through tents filled with new and rare literary treasures or listen to a discussion with authors. Headliners include Robert Samuels and Tolouse Olorunnipa, who will discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning book, His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and The Struggle For Racial Justice, with WBEZ’s Natalie Moore.
Chicago’s very first Poet Laureate, avery.r. young and Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson will explore their work in a special poets laureate program. The 38th annual Printers Row Lit Fest will run from 10 am-6 pm on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10.
Printer’s Row Lit Fest
Dearborn Street, from Polk Street to Ida B. Wells Drive
September 9 and 10, 2023 10-6 pm