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Chicago Tribune's Great Chicago Ghost Story

From Chicago Tribune’s reader ghost story contest, comes four (scary!) finalists. Vote today for your favorite Great Chicago Ghost Story!

Literary smackdown on Printers Row blog

Check out this new feature– Literary smackdown!— on the new Chicago Tribune books blog called Printers Row. In this week’s smackdown, readers Jacqui Cheng and Robert Augenlicht square off on the Amazon Kindle. 

John Hughes & location in storytelling

John Hughes has died. It’s an interesting moment to live here in Chicago. Hughes, who graduated from Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook was so influenced and shaped by his experience as a teenager in Chicagoland’s North Shore that he featured the area in many of his films. While some writers and readers may argue... Read more »

Why save Prairie Avenue Books, anyway?

Blair Kamin’s post in the Chicago Tribunes’s Cityscapes blog caught my eye this weekend. Prairie Avenue Books is closing their doors in September unless they find a buyer willing to take on the shop, as well as its two lines of credit tallying up at over $650,000. Yow. Co-owner Wilbert Hasbrouck says he wants to... Read more »

Literary Events This Week In Chicago

Literary events in Chicago this week are mostly confined to the first half of the week due to the Independence Day holday weekend. No matter, as the events we do have early in the week promise to deliver a week’s worth of litty-goodness to tide us over until next week. I’ll be at all these... 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 »

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 »

Open Books Literacy Project at Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest

A lot of very cool things will be at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest this week, and one of said cool things is an organization called Open Books, which is “a nonprofit social venture that operates a bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond.” I’ve... Read more »