The Chicago Tribune Presents PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST, 6/7-8

The Chicago Tribune Presents PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST, 6/7-8

More than 300 authors and nearly 200 exhibitors will take part in the Midwest's largest FREE literary festival this weekend, celebrating the written word with panel discussions and forums, cooking demos, poetry readings and much more. This year's headlining authors include 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award winner James Patterson, Stuart Dybek, Marlo Thomas, Walter Mosley, Colson Whitehead and many more.

30 th Anniversary Celebration of Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Lit Fest

Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 from 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

Historic Printers Row neighborhood blocks surrounding Dearborn and Polk streets

Founded in 1985, the annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest draws more than 150,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase and attracts more than 150 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books. Chicago Tribune operates Printers Row Lit Fest as part of the company's ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy. All events are free, but tickets must be reserved in advance for select programs.

The Lit Fest will celebrate its 30 th year with a special selection of programming celebrating the past, present and future of the Chicago literary scene, including flashback events featuring MTV VJ Alan Hunter, a special reading by The Second City of "The Breakfast Club" and a performance by the Old Town School of Folk Music's "Wiggleworms."

For more information and the full schedule of events, visit CSPAN2's Book TV is scheduled to broadcast live on location during both days of the festival.