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.
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.