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Registration now open to CWA members!

For the second consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent.

As we did last year, we are making available a total of 48 half-day slots for author signings (24 on Saturday, June 6, and 24 on Sunday, June 7). There will be 12 authors signing at all times. The time slots for both days will be 10 am – 2 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm. Limit: one slot per author.

Cost: $45.

Payments must be made online with PayPal using the button below. Spaces are only available to registered members.

When purchasing a slot online use the drop down box to select your date and time. Dates and time slots are first come, first served. If your first choice is sold out, consider another date and time.

Note: we are not accepting payment by any method other than PayPal. All payments are non-refundable as of May 31, 2015. In the event that we do not get the requested space, all payments will be refunded.

Update: All slots are SOLD OUT! We look forward to seeing you at the fest!!

Book sellers are responsible for selling their own books.

About Printers Row Lit Fest: Hosted by the Chicago Tribune, the Printers Row Lit Fest is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest, drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the annual two-day showcase. Printers Row Lit Fest is located on historic Printers Row, on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets in Chicago. (Google map of area). For more information, visit  http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/printersrow/

Register now! Don’t wait until it’s too late.


  1. Looking forward to my first time at Lit Fest with my sports-political thriller, “Killing the Curse.” It imagines the Cubs in the World Series, so hopefully my timing will be excellent.

    Comment by Dennis Hetzel on February 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  2. If I am a writer/author and I want to sell and sign my books at the fest, when is the application available for us to sign up for this?
    I’m very interested in doing this next year and have just joined CWA.

    Donna M. Zadunajsky

    Comment by 72allshookup on March 15, 2015 at 5:30 pm

  3. Donna, we send out an invitation to our members every spring. Slots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and go very fast.

    Comment by cwa-admin on March 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

  4. Hi,

    I just joined the CWA and see that all the slots for the Lit Fest are sold out. Is there any other way I can participate?

    Comment by authorsteve on April 1, 2015 at 8:47 am

  5. Steve, we will be looking for volunteers to help us during the event, if you are interested. We can also add you to the wait list for author signing slots in the event any of the authors cancel.

    Comment by cwa-admin on April 11, 2015 at 7:44 am

  6. Yes, I would be interested in both volunteering to help and being added to the wait list.
    What would I have to do?

    Comment by Steve Bellinger on April 13, 2015 at 3:47 pm

  7. You’ve done it, Steve.

    Comment by cwa-admin on April 16, 2015 at 8:21 pm

  8. Hi,

    I would also like to be kept in mind, in case any authors drop out.
    Please feel free to contact me below.

    Tanima Kazi

    Comment by Tanima Kazi on May 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm


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