Join CWA under the tent at Printers Row!

For the sixth consecutive year, the Chicago Writers Association has applied for a full tent at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. We invite our member authors and book sellers to join us under the tent.

We are offering a total of 36 Saturday slots, ranging from 2.5 to 3 hours, and 24 4-hour Sunday slots. The cost per slot is $45.

UPDATE: All spots are sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waiting list in the event of cancellations, please email

The time slots will be as follows:

Saturday, June 8:

  • 10 am to 12:30 pm (SOLD OUT!)
  • 12:30 pm to 3 pm (SOLD OUT!)
  • 3 pm to 6 pm (SOLD OUT!)

Sunday, June 9:

  • 10 am to 2 pm (SOLD OUT!)
  • 2 pm to 6 pm (SOLD OUT!)

All slots will be $40.

Payments must be made online with PayPal using the button below. Spaces are only available to registered members and only one slot per member. If you register for more than one slot, you will only get the first one.

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, 2019. In the event that we do not get the requested space, all payments will be refunded.

Signing Slots

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. For more information, visit Register now! Don’t wait until it’s too late.

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