Printers Row Lit Fest
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Celebrate the written word with the Chicago Tribune and a roster of authors participating in panel discussions and signings. The annual outdoor event also includes a chance to buy new, used and rare books, watch cooking demos and poetry slams, and enjoy family programming. Events take place along Dearborn Street from Congress Parkway to Polk Street. Free, ticketed events also take place at the Harold Washington Library Center. The after-hours Lit After Dark fest returns this year with drinks, food and literary performances.

Participating authors, chefs, reporters and media professionals include Rick Bayless, Elizabeth Berg, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Frank Deford, Jonathan Eig, Gillian Flynn, Li-Young Lee, Francesco Levato, Joe Meno, Sara Paretsky, Frank Pellegrino, Christina Pugh and others.