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Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, returns with 100% free programming for book lovers on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presented by the Near South Planning Board, the highly anticipated festival kicks off with Pulitzer Prize winner, two-term United States Poet Laureate, and recipient of the 2022 Harold Washington Literary Award Natasha Trethewey. Printers Row Lit Fest features new, old, rare, and hard-to-find literary treasures in tents stretching out over five blocks of Dearborn Street from Polk Street north to Ida B. Wells Drive in Chicago’s historic Printers Row neighborhood, in addition to 

engaging literary events with local and national bestselling authors and more than 100 independent and diverse booksellers—plus spoken word performances, readings, writing workshops, and more. This year’s festival features a dedicated poetry tent with programming by The Poetry Foundation and a multitude of events geared towards children and young adults, offering family-friendly fun and opportunities for writers and book lovers of all ages. Learn more at


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