Posts tagged "chicago literary events"

Printers' Ball Weekend

Printers’ Ball is an annual event which celebrates print culture and features thousands of free magazines, books, and broadsides; live readings and music; letterpress, offset, and paper-making demonstrations, and it all happens tonight, right here in Chicago. Yours truly will be at the event all night for video interviews with local authors and publishers. Look... Read more »

Chicago Subtext Literary Planner: Weekend Edition

Literary karaoke, Bookslut readings, Shelabrations: It’s been quite a week for Chicago literary events. To keep the keep the bon temps, uh, rolling, here are Chicago Subtext’s picks for great literary bets this weekend. Friday, July 17th, from 5-8pm brings the opening reception for Audrey Niffenegger’s mixed-media graphic novel, The Night Bookmobile, published in the... Read more »

Chicago Underground Library Event Tonight!

The Chicago Underground Library is back with a great event: The Science of Obscurity, an official Printers Ball pre-event. The event celebrates everything local, new and/or small press and features… wait for it, wait for it…. a public book catapult and a mass-destruction of rejection letters. You read that right! All writers, publishers, readers and... Read more »
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Awful Library Books Blog

Awful Library Books is a light-hearted blog chronicling exactly what the name implies– hilariously awful titles found in public libraries. My personal favorite entry is “Parents are, like, sooo lame!” which discusses a 1959 teenager’s field guide for navigating life and includes such topics as “What Ever Made Me Say Such Things?” and “The Unmentionable... Read more »

Literary Events This Week In Chicago

This week in Chicago, as we’re all still basking in literary warm-fuzzies from Printers Row Lit Fest this past weekend, we have plenty to do to keep it going: The Little City Foundation Used Book Sale continues today through the 14th at Old Orchard in Skokie, with books, CDs, comics and the like all being... Read more »

Printers Row Lit Fest Wrap-Up

Great success in Colonel Tribune’s ChicagoNow booth at Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend in Chicago. I met a ton of people, saw did a series of live-stream author interviews on the spot for Chicago Subtext throughout the weekend and hung out with the ChicagoNow gang including staff and fellow ChicagoNow bloggers Jason Chin of... Read more »
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Live from Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

Printers Row: Chicago Subtext Author Interviews & a Chance to Vote

In a previous post, I mentioned I’d be giving you, readers dear, a behind the scenes look at Printers Row Lit Fest over the weekend and in the days that follow, but what we have yet to discuss is where, exactly, yours truly may be found during the festival weekend and what, precisely, it is... Read more »

Printers Row Lit Fest: Neil Gaiman To Receive Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Prize

This year’s Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Prize will be presented to Neil Gaiman at the Chicago Public Library at 12pm this Saturday, June 6th, at Printers Row Lit Fest. As with most all Printers Row events taking place within the library, the event is free but reservations are required. The Chicago Tribune Young Adult... Read more »
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Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest: An Overview

In my previous post, I mentioned a literacy program and easy service opportunity at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend. Yet, I thought it might be prudent to back up a moment and give an overview of the festival itself. Originally founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to breathe... Read more »