I am SO grateful. This weekend at the Chicago Tribune Literary Festival felt like my birthday weekend. It was absolutely awesome! If you didn’t come through this weekend’s festival, you missed a great celebration filled with books and fun. As a volunteer at the festival, I had the pleasure of escorting authors from all over the Chicagoland area to their designated area. As an author, it was a humbling experience and allowed for me to gain a better perspective on the career of a writer. There were a number of opportunities to participate in the passion for the books and various organizations were on deck to represent their causes which were mostly geared towards literacy in Chicago.
There was also a celebration for the arts, which included a poetry stage and a dance stage. The culinary arts was also implemented through onsite cooking demonstrations. It was encouraging to see people of all ages at the event, soaking up the beautiful Chicago weather and banded together by a love for books. Perhaps the highlight of the day was conversing with Jimmy Greenfield, right after his panel discussion about his book, “ 100 Things a Cub Fan Should Do Before They Die.” It was an awesome weekend full of great energy and thousands of books!
"The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read." Abraham Lincoln
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