The 31st annual Printers Row Lit Fest – the Midwest’s largest gathering of book lovers – will be June 6-7 in the South Loop (historic Printers Row district at Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets). Some notable authors are listed below.
LeVar Burton, winner of the Chicago Tribune’s 2015 Young Adult Literary Award, an annual award recognizing excellence in literature for young adults. Over the past two decades, Burton has inspired and entertained readers through his work as host and executive producer of the long-running PBS television show, Reading Rainbow. LeVar Burton in conversation with Michael Phillips; Chicago Tribune Film Critic; Introduced by Gerould Kern; Senior Vice President and Editor of the Chicago Tribune.
June 6, 12 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, co-authors of “The Royal We” as well as co-creators of the hugely popular celebrity fashion blog Go Fug Yourself, in conversation with Elizabeth Fenner, Editor-in-Chief of Chicago Magazine.
June 6, 1 p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Amber Tamblyn has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Independent Spirit awards. Tamblyn’s work has appeared in Interview, Cosmopolitan, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. She will be reading from her newest book of poetry, “Dark Sparkler”. Tamblyn will be in conversation with Megan Stielstra author of “Once I Was Cool” and contributing writer to The New York Times.
June 6, 2 p.m. at Arts and Poetry Stage
David Axelrod; author of ” Believer”, Clarence Page; author of “Culture Worrier” and Kristen McQueary; member of the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, moderated by Bruce Dold; Editorial Page Editor of the Chicago Tribune.
June 6, 10 a.m. at Jones College Prep/North Auditorium
Stacey Ballis; author of “Recipe for Disaster”, Jen Lancaster; author of “I Regret Nothing”, Lisa Steinke and Liz Fenton; co-authors of “The Status of All Things”, moderated by Courtney Crowder; Chicago Tribune Digital News Editor and Reporter.
June 6, 11 a.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books, including “Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name” and “The Lovers”, and a founding editor of The Believer magazine. Rebecca Makkai, author of “The Hundred-Year House” and Vendela Vida, author of “The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty” in conversation with Jennifer Day, Chicago Tribune’s Books Editor.
June 7, 2p.m. at Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, television host and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir “Dirty Daddy”; in conversation with Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune Reporter.
June 6, 7 p.m. at Jones College Prep/South Auditorium
For more information on Printers Row Lit Fest and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.