Printers Row Lit Fest: Day 2

The ChicagoNow crew was out and about Saturday at the Printers Row Lit Fest and we’ll be out there again today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Colonel Tribune will hold a noon tweet-up at our booth on Dearborn, south of Harrison.

Here is the Sunday schedule in a nice mobile format, but Chicago Subtext blogger Amy Guth is covering it live if you can’t make it.


Chicago Tribune Kids Corner Stage presented by Shedd Aquarium

10:30 a.m. Young Authors Award Ceremony presented by W. Nikola-Lisa

11:45 a.m. JUSTIN ROBERTS and the Not Ready for Naptime Players perform

1 p.m. Live Lizards presentation from Shedd Aquarium

1:45 p.m. BARBARA JOOSSE, author of “Roawr!”

2:30 p.m. JUSTIN ROBERTS and the Not Ready for Naptime Players perform

3:15 p.m. Live Lizards presentation from Shedd Aquarium

Center Stage

11 a.m. GREG KOT, author of “Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music” in conversation with Jane Hirt

noon Playwrights TRACY LETTS and MARY ZIMMERMAN in conversation with Richard Christiansen

1 p.m. ELIZABETH BERG, author of “Home Safe” and ELIZABETH STROUT,
author of “Olive Kitteridge” in conversation with Mary Schmich

2:15 p.m. The American Heritage Dictionary Define-A-Thon hosted by David Kipen

Good Eating Stage presented by Jewel-Osco

10:30 a.m. Cooking demo with MARCIA SCHURER, author of “FitDelicious” Arts & Poetry Stage

11:15 a.m. Cooking demo with MARIA LIBERATI, author of “The Basic Art of Italian Cooking”

noon MOLLY O’NEILL editor of “American Food Anthology with Classic Recipes” in conversation with Leah Eskin

1 p.m. ANTHONY TERLATO, author of “Taste: A Life in Wine” and GRETCHEN
NEUMAN, editor of VinoVerve in conversation with Bill Daley

2 p.m. Cooking demo with THE HEARTY BOYS

2:45 p.m.
JOE MCFARLAND and GREGORY MUELLER, co-authors of “Edible Wild Mushrooms
of Illinois and Surrounding States” in conversation with Monica Eng

Arts & Poetry Stage

10 a.m. TallGrass Writers Guild

11 a.m. NewTown Writers

11:30 a.m. After Hours Press

1 p.m. Gwendolyn Brooks’ Birthday Bash presented by Third World Press

2 p.m. Poetry reading with ELISE PASCHEN, author of “Bestiary” and DON
SHARE, author of “Squandermania” presented by The Poetry Foundation


4 p.m. Poetry reading with JAMES SHEA, author of “Star in the Eye”

University Center/River Room

10:30 a.m. BRYAN GRULEY, author of “Starvation Lake” in conversation with David Heinzmann

11:45 a.m. ROBERT OLMSTEAD, author of “Far Bright Star” in conversation with Richard Babcock

1 p.m. Young and Restless: JACQUELYN MITCHARD, JAMES KENNEDY, SAUNDRA MITCHELL and SALLY NEMETH moderated by Amy Alessio

2 p.m. MICHAEL DAVIS, author of “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street” in conversation with Kevin Moore

3 p.m. Culture Clash: THRITY UMRIGAR, CRISTINA HENRêQUEZ and ALIZA SHEVRIN moderated by Mary Schmich

University Center/Loop Room

11 a.m.
2 p.m. Book TV “In Depth” interview with BILL AYERS and a special appear-
ance by BERNARDINE DOHRN (limited seating available)

University Center/Park/ Fountain Rooms

10:30 a.m. PAUL BUHLE and HARVEY PEKAR present “THE BEATS: A Graphic History”

11:45 a.m. JOE STARITA, author of “I Am A Man”

1 p.m. Sporting Lives: MELISSA ISAACSON, JONATHAN EIG, and GARY ANDREW POOLE moderated by Dan McGrath

2 p.m. The Natural World: JOEL GREENBERG, JONATHAN ROSEN and OLIVIA GENTILE moderatred by Owen Youngman

3:15 p.m. Page to Pixel: The Future of Reading Christopher Booker, Owen
Youngman, Amy Guth and David Kipen, moderated by Elizabeth Taylor

University Center/ Multimedia Room

10 a.m. Poetry workshop with REGINA BAIOCCHI, author of “Urban Haiku”

11 a.m. BRIAN EULE, author of “Match Day” and MICHAEL COLLINS, author
of “Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs” in conversation with Cybele Ghossein and
Rod Passman

noon Memoir writing workshop with BETH FINKE, author of “Hanni and Beth”

1 p.m. Open Books Poetry writing workshop

3 p.m. Writing the College Essay workshop presented by Polyphony H.S.

Books & Media Stage: University Center/Lake Room

10 a.m. BERYL SATTER, author of “Family Properties” in conversation with Eric Arnesen

11 a.m. ELLIOT J. GORN, author of “Dillinger’s Wild Ride” and JOHN
HALLWAS, author of “Dime Novel Desperadoes” in conversation with Rick


1 p.m. PAUL BUTLER, author of “Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice” in conversation with Geoffrey Stone

2 p.m. MAXWELL TAYLOR KENNEDY, author of “Danger’s Hour” in conversation with Rick Kogan

3 p.m. THERESA AMATO, author of “Grand Illusion” and RICK PERLSTEIN, author of “Nixonland” in conversation with Bruce Dold

4 p.m. ADAM COHEN, author of “Nothing to Fear” in conversation with Elizabeth Taylor

*T Main Stage Harold Washington Library Center

2 p.m. “Waging Peace” presented by Lookingglass Theatre Young Ensemble

*T Harold Washington Library Center Multi-purpose room

1:30 p.m. Funny Tales: ROBERT RODI, author of “Dogged Pursuit” and AMY
SUTHERLAND, author of “What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and
Marriage” in conversation with Jen Lancaster

3 p.m. Murder She Wrote: LAURA CALDWELL, CATHERINE O’CONNELL, TASHA ALEXANDER and GILLIAN FLYNN moderated by Libby Hellmann

*T Harold Washington Library Center Reception Hall

2:30 p.m. RACHEL SHTEIR, author of “Gypsy: The Art of the Tease” in conversation with Gioia Diliberto

Hotel Blake, Burnham Room

11 a.m. Female Persuasion: JANELLE BROWN, THERESE FOWLER, KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY and KRISTINA RIGGLE moderated by Barbara Brotman

noon Family Secrets: SALLY KOSLOW, MARIA SEMPLE, KATIE CROUCH and VALERIE LAKEN moderated by Alicia Eler

1 p.m. JONATHAN MILES, author of “Dear American Airlines” and STEVE
AMICK, author of “Nothing But a Smile” in conversation with Valerie

2 p.m. CHARLES BAXTER, author of “The Soul Thief” in conversation with Billy Lombardo

3 p.m. WENDY DONIGER, author of “The Hindus”

*T Free tickets required


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