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The Printers Row Lit Fest
June 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Near South Planning Board (NSPB) will host its 23rd Annual Young Authors Ceremony at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, Sunday, June 11, 2017. The ceremony will honor approximately 50 developing writers and illustrators in the K-8th grade levels who are winners of a Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Young Authors’ Competition for outstanding manuscripts. Guest speaker will include Illinois author, Nancy Gee, ‘The Secret Drawer’ and the Secret Book Series.
The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city’s bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (South Dearborn Street from Harrison to Polk, Harold Washington Library Center and Jones College Prep High School), attracting more than 100 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.
It is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.
10-12 AM – Nancy will be in booth #238
3-5 PM – Meeting Authors, Sociale Restaurant, 800 Clark Street, Chicago
10 -11 AM – Nancy will be presenting the Young Author winners at the Young Authors Award Ceremony – Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. State Street, Chicago
Nancy will be personally donating a book from her SECRET BOOK SERIES autographed to each winner of the Young Author winners!!
12-2 PM – Nancy will be at table #238 selling books from her SECRET BOOK SERIES
Then on to be a guest at Student Xpress SPEAKS event Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St, Chicago to hear students read their submissions aloud!