Out of an abundance of caution, and prioritizing the safety and wellbeing of its guests, authors and vendors, the Near South Planning Board has postponed this year’s Printers Row Lit Fest until Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Originally scheduled for June, Printers Row Lit Fest is the largest outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, with 100% free programming for book lovers.
The highly anticipated 2020 festival will be headlined by New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, as previously announced. Coates is the recipient of this year’s Harold Washington Literary Award and kicks off Printers Row Lit Fest on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at Harold Washington Library (400 S. State Street, Chicago).
More than 100,000 visitors are expected during Printers Row Lit Fest, which will feature nearly 100 events with local and national bestselling authors and more than 100 diverse booksellers—plus spoken word performances, chef demos, writing workshops, and events for children and young adults.
The 36th annual Printers Row Lit Fest takes place on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, along Dearborn Street from Polk Street north to Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly Congress Parkway). All festival programs are free and open to the public. For more information and festival updates in the coming months, visit printersrowlitfest.org.
Press images for Printers Row Lit Fest are available HERE.