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For the fourth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association will have its own tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on June 10-11, 2017. We will have 60 authors participating in what is considered to be the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival. Look for the Chicago Writers Association on Dearborn Street near Polk under Tent Q (located between the Illinois Woman’s Press Association and Red Carpet Books tents).  Download a PDF map that shows where to find the CWA tent.

Complete lineup of CWA authors (subject to change):

PRLF Schedule 2017

6/10 10-12:30

Susan Bass Marcus
Robert Girardi
Dan Burns
Scott Kenemore
Sandy Colbert
Iris Waichler
Pete Blatchford
Kristin Oakley
Lance Erlick
Georgann Prochaska
Lisa Lilly
Victoria Noe

6/10 12:30-3

Libby Fischer Hellman
Donna Urbikas
Janet Roberts
James Gordon (aka GPA)
Erich Anderson
Laura Quinn
Randall Simonds
Barbara Barnett
Janina Rusiecki
Joyce Hicks
Steve Cole
Dennis Hetzel

6/10 3-6

KB Jensen
Sam Nelson
W. Nikola-Lisa
Cult of Americana (Charlie Monte Verde)
Brian Cox
Joan Wallenberg
Connie Wilson
Josephine McEntee
Michelle Cox
Pat Camalliere
Sue Rovens
Patricia Skalka

6/11 10-2

Molly Nechvetal
Debra Borys
James Drummond
Donna M. Zadunajsky
J. Steven Young
Mary T. Wagner
Annette Gendler
Gerald Souter
Lissy Peace
Laurie Kahn

Lew Stonehouse
Geralyn Magrady

6/11 2-6

David W. Berner
Mary Lamphere
Debora Deutsch
Glen Shuld
Raymond Gleason
Danielle E. Shipley
Eckhartz Press
Kottyn Campbell
Amina Gautier
Nancy Sack
Michael Duffy
Sylvester Boyd



  1. Hello,

    there is an error in this for Saturday 6/10: I AM NOT THE AUTHOR, Correct name is LAURA QUINN with the book, PUNK CHARMING…….thanks

    6/10 12:30-3

    Shaun Ehrke (this should be name LAURA QUINN & not Shaun Ehrke )


    Comment by Shaun Ehrke on March 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

  2. Correction has been made. Thanks for letting us know!

    Comment by cwa-admin on March 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

  3. hi, i have a cwa tent 3 hr res on 6/10 3 – 6 pm under brian cox.
    i paid for the space at the cwa tent. do i need to buy a general admission ticket as well? also can i have a “helper” with the book/info i’m passing out in the tent?

    Comment by brian cox on May 29, 2017 at 8:11 pm

  4. Brian, admission to the Printers Row Lit Fest is free. You will likely have to pay for parking, if you’re driving. You can have someone else there with you but there’s only one chair space per author.

    Comment by cwa-admin on June 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

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