Join CWA at Printers Row Lit Fest

Registration now open to CWA members!

The Chicago Writers Association returns to the Printers Row Lit Fest on June 6 and 7, 2020. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent. We are making available a total of 60 slots for author signings (36 on Saturday, June 6, and 24 on Sunday, June 7). There will be 12 authors signing at all times, with two authors per 8 foot long table. The time slots for Saturday, June 6 will be 10 am to 12:30 pm, 12:30 pm to 3 pm, and 3 pm to 6 pm. The time slots for Sunday will be 10 am to 2 pm and 2 pm  to 6 pm. Limit: one slot per author. Cost: $50. 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. Update: All Saturday 12:30-3 and 3-6 slots and Sunday 10-2 slots are sold out! 

Signing Slots

Note: we are not accepting payment by any method other than PayPal. All payments are non-refundable as of May 15, 2020. Authors/book sellers are responsible for selling their own books.

About Printers Row Lit Fest: Presented by the not-for-profit Near South Planning Board, the Printers Row Lit Fest is the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest. The much-anticipated 2020 Printers Row Lit Fest will take place along Dearborn Street, from Dearborn Station to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly Congress Parkway), rain or shine, Saturday – Sunday, June 6 – 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. More than 100,000 visitors are expected over the two-day festival, which will feature carefully selected offerings from over 100 booksellers; everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.

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