Join CWA at Printers Row Lit Fest, September 11-12, 2021

UPDATE 6/14/21:

Thanks to overwhelming response, all 60 author slots under our tent at Printers Row Lit Fest are SOLD OUT

If you'd like to be added to the wait-list, send us an email

You can also check for available slots with our friends at Illinois Woman's Press Association.


The Chicago Writers Association returns to Printers Row Lit Fest on September 11 and 12, 2021. We invited our dues-paying CWA member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent. All 60 slots have sold out in record time. Thank you for your support.

We hope to see you there!

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 2021 Printers Row Lit Fest will take place along Dearborn Street, from Dearborn Station to Ida B. Wells Drive, rain or shine, Saturday – Sunday, September 11 – 12, 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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