The Printers Row Literary Fest is considered the largest FREE outdoor literary event in the Midwest. This is a two day showcase from June 6-7, in the South Loop of Chicago. Over the years it has expanded from Dearborn Street to Polk Street. Printers Row Literary Fest was founded in 1985 by Near South Planning Board to attract visitors of book lovers to the Printers Row Neighborhood.
Last year The Chicago Tribune celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Printers Row Lit Fest. The festival included more than 400 authors, book sellers from across the country, performers, and presenters and over 125,000 attendees who enjoyed author discussions, musical performances, book browsing and much more.
According to printersrowlitfest.org here are a few featured writers this year, 2015:
"Ian Belknap is Founder and Overlord of WRITE CLUB. He is author of several Bring Me the Head of James Franco, That I May Prepare a Savory Goulash in the Narrow and Misshapen Pot of His Skull."
"Jabari Asim is the author of many works of fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, and drama. He is currently the executive editor of The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP. "
"Kevin Coval is the founder of Louder Than A Bomb and the Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors. He teachers at The University of Illinois-Chicago. This is Modern Art the play he co-authored- premiered at Steppenwolf Theater in the winter of 2015. His newest release "The Breakbeat Poets" comes out on April 4th."
"Nelson DeMille is a former U.S. Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam and is the author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Night Fall", "Plum Island", "The Gate House", "The Lion", and "The Panther"."
Come support literacy and literary endeavor! For more additional information about this event, check out: printersrowlitfest.org