Come to the Largest Free Lit Fest in Printers Row – Jun 12-13

The 26th anniversary celebration of the Lit Fest on June 12-13, 2010, which is the largest free literary event in the Midwest, features new, used, antiquarian and specialty books for sale, author readings and signings, panel discussions, storytelling for kids and more. The Printers Row Lit Fest draws more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase. Visitors enjoy more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books. The festival features stages with more than 100 literary programs, including; poetry readings, cooking demos, kids activities, exhibitors, wine tasting and much more!   Come enjoy the Midwest’s largest literary event! This outdoor festival offers the opportunity to hear authors speak and debate their works. It also features unique booksellers, poetry readings, exhibitors, kids activities, cooking demos, wine tastings, and much more.
Hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 12-13.  Here is the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:lit-fest

Lil’ Lit Stage presented by Navy Pier
Printers Row Lit Fest Kid’s Schedule of Events, Saturday & Sunday

Schedule of Events for Saturday, June 12

Schedule of Events for Sunday, June 13

Highlights include Christopher Hitchens in conversation with Geoff Stone at 10:00 am. Saturday, Anne Lamott discussion, reading & book signing. 1:30 pm Saturday, and cooking demos by Chef Rick Tramonto, owner of Tru Restaurant, the Hearty Boys, and Chef Joshua Linton, of “Aja”

FUN FOR KIDS!

The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest will include the exciting Kids Corner, presented by Shedd Aquarium, where kids and parents can enjoy storytelling, costumed characters, performances, sing-alongs, and special activities coordinated by educational and cultural groups.

Lit events also take place at the Harold Washington Library Center.

When:
June 12-13 : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Price:
Free. Events at Harold Washington Library Center require advance registration: printersrowbookfair.org

In addition to panel discussions held throughout Printers Row Lit Fest weekend, other events will be held at the Harold Washington Library Center. Events at the Harold Washington Library Center are free, but do require advance registration.

Saturday, June 12

10 a.m.
Christopher Hitchens in conversation with Geoff Stone
Presented by the McCormick Freedom Project
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
Register for this event online

11:30 a.m.
Bruce Feiler in conversation with Bill Kurtis
Harold Washington Library Center, multi-purpose room
Register for this event online

Noon
Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Prize Ceremony honoring Walter Dean Myers
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
Register for this event online

1 p.m
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with Mary Schmich
Harold Washington Library Center, multi-purpose room
Register for this event online

1:30 p.m.
Anne Lamott discussion, reading & book signing
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
Register for this event online

2:30 p.m.
Amy Dickinson in conversation with Joyce Winnecke
Harold Washington Library Center, multi-purpose room
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3 p.m.
Sara Paretsky, author of “Hardball” in conversation with Julia Keller
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
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Sunday, June 13

1:30 p.m.
Rick Kogan on Royko
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
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2 p.m.
Crime and Punishment
A mystery writers panel discussion with Laura Caldwell, Daniel Levin, Jamie Freveletti and Jeff Jacobson.
Moderated by Libby Fischer Hellmann
Harold Washington Library Center, multi-purpose room
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3 p.m.
National Story Slam hosted by Windy City Story Slam
Harold Washington Library Center, Pritzker Auditorium
Register for this event online

COOKING DEMOS at the Good Eating Stage – SATURDAY JUNE 12

10:30 a.m. Cooking demo with Sarah Levy, author of “Sweetness”

11 a.m. Cooking demo with Chef Stephen Wambach of “Epic Restaurant”

11:45 p.m. Cooking demo with Chef Scott Walton of “Marketplace Restaurant”

12:15 p.m. Cooking demo with Chef Patrick Quackenbush of “ZED451”

1 p.m. Cooking demo with Chef Rick Tramonto, author of “Steak With Friends” and
owner of Tru Restaurant

1:45 p.m. Chef Joshua Linton, of “Aja”

3 p.m. Kim Severson, author of “Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life” in conversation with Bill Daley

COOKING DEMOS at the Good Eating Stage – SUNDAY JUNE 13

11 a.m. Cooking demo with Kelly Rudnicki, author of
“The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book”

Noon Terra Brockman, author of
“The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm”

1:15 p.m. Sarah Kosikowski, pastry chef of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

2 p.m. Chef Aaron Deal of Custon House

3 p.m. Cooking demo with the Hearty Boys,
co-authors of “Talk With Your Mouth Full”

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