Book Events: Fairs, Festivals, and Conferences (2018 and 2019)

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2 Events Found in Illinois

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Printers Row Lit Fest Printers Row Lit Fest
Historic Printers Row, Chicago, Illinois


Dates: Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Website: Printers Row Lit Fest
Phone: 312-836-7000

Description:

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city's bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

Learn more about Printers Row Lit Fest on AALBC.com.
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The Soulful Chicago Book Fair The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
61st Street from Cottage Grove to King Drive, Chicago, Illinois


Hosted by: Asadah Kirkland
Date: July 2018 – Dates to be Announced

Website: The Soulful Chicago Book Fair
Email: soulfulchicagobookfair@gmail.com

Description:

The Soulful Chicago Book Fair is a FREE, outdoor, celebration of literacy and literary arts found throughout the African Diaspora. It is Chicago’s only living “author-centric” festival, filled with OUR stories told through books, spoken word, storytelling, songwriting, play writing and art!

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