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Printers Row Lit Fest


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Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, returns with 100% free programming for book lovers. Printers Row Lit Fest features new, old, rare, and hard-to-find literary treasures in tents stretching out over five blocks of Dearborn Street from Polk Street north to Ida B. Wells Drive in Chicago’s historic Printers Row neighborhood, in addition to engaging literary events with local and national bestselling authors and more than 100 independent and diverse booksellers—plus spoken word performances, readings, writing workshops, and more. This year’s festival features a dedicated poetry tent with programming by The Poetry Foundation and a multitude of events geared towards children and young adults. Programs include Theatre on the Hill Presents Choose Your Own Once Upon A Time, an opportunity for children to decide the fates of their favorite fairy tale characters in a live, interactive theatrical event, and Carlos Theatre Productions presenting bilingual Latin American theater for children. The Poetry Foundation will host child-centric programming including a presentation of the fantastically illustrated The Book of Questions featuring the poetry of Pablo Neruda with illustrator Paloma Valdivia and translator Sara Lissa Paulson. Meanwhile, parents can hear Dr. Dana Suskind in conversation with Heidi Stevens about her recent book Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise.


This event takes place, Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


This is a free event and no RSVP required. 


Street parking available.


This is an external partner event. Please contact the organization directly with any questions or concerns: katy@silvermangroupchicago.com





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