Wednesday, June 7, 2017

It's Here! The 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest - This Sat (6/10) and Sun (6/11)

It's one of our favorite festivals in Chicago and that's not just because it's in our backyard.  Printers Row Lit Fest is unique and this year looks to have a great lineup (via Tribune):
About 200 authors and presenters will gather June 10 and 11 in the historic Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago's South Loop. The lineup promises to enlighten and entertain with headliners such as U.S. Sen. Al Franken, author of "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate," and NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of "Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court."

The festival will kick off with Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove. She will receive the 2017 Harold Washington Literary Award. More Pulitzer winners — two from 2017 — will appear elsewhere during the fest. Heather Ann Thompson, who was recognized for her narrative history book "Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy," will speak on mass incarceration. The Chicago Tribune's own E. Jason Wambsgans, who received the Pulitzer for feature photography, will discuss his photographs portraying a family's struggle after a 10-year-old Chicago boy survived a shooting.

It's a great event - see you there!

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