Literary Events

Printers Row Lit Fest 2016

It was my first time attending the Printers Row Lit Fest. The festival is owned and operated by the Chicago Tribute—and it showed! The event was well-funded with big name speakers (Ethan Hawke and Rick Bayless). And the heat was sweltering, which is why I appreciated that many of the panel discussions were held inside a nearby hotel.

One of my favorite sessions was a panel discussion with two authors of short story collections. I ended up purchasing Amina Gautier’s award-winning The Loss of All Lost Things.

I also enjoyed the Welcome to the Neighborhood live lit panel by five local writers, including: Nestor Gomez, Ben Tanzer, Britt Julious, Clarence Browley and Zoe Zolbrod.

Books purchased:

Making Whiteness
A historic look at the roots of American racism.

They Pour Fire on Us From the Sky
The story of three lost boys from Sudan.

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