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

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3 Events Found in Illinois

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


Date: June 2019 – Dates to be Announced

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 2019 – 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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Learn more about The Soulful Chicago Book Fair on AALBC.com.
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The Cavalcade of Authors The Cavalcade of Authors
Cambria Hotel, Chicago, Illinois


Hosted by: Marcro Marketing and Promotions Group
Dates: Friday, September 27, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

Website: The Cavalcade of Authors
Phone: 888.854.8823

Description:

The Cavalcade of Authors is the ultimate event where readers and book clubs tour Chicago with their favorite authors. Join us for a weekend of private dinners, intimate chats, dancing, shopping, games, and so much more.

Learn more about The Cavalcade of Authors on AALBC.com.
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