Printers Row Lit Fest Showcases North Shore Authors

You can get your literary fix this weekend at the Printers Row Lit Fest and check out the work of numerous authors right here in our North Shore backyard.

The fest, which takes place in the South Loop near the Harrison stop on the Red Line, is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest, drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase. Even if your little ones aren’t book worms yet, there’s fun for the whole family.

Here’s a breakdown of North Shore author appearances. If we’ve missed your favorite, please let us know in the comments section, and watch for the August issue of Make It Better to learn more about women authors in our midst!

Saturday, June 12

Center Stage presented by The Mash

4:15 p.m. Diane Falanga, author of “P.S. I Hate It Here: Kids Letters From Camp” (Wilmette)

Lil’ Lit Park Presented by Navy Pier

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Carolyn Crimi, author of the children’s book “Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates” (Evanston)

Hotel Blake/Burnham Room

11:45 a.m. Audrey Niffenegger, author of “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Her Fearful Symmetry,” introduced by Tim Bannon (originally from Evanston)

Sunday, June 13

Center Stage presented by The Mash

4 p.m. Chicago, The New Indie Publishing Capital
Cris Mazza, Davis Schneiderman, Zoe Zolbrod and Gina Frnagello (Zolbrod lives in Evanston)
Moderated by Jonathan Messinger

Good Eating Stage

11 a.m. Cooking demo with Kelly Rudnicki, author of “The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book” (Wilmette—click here to sample her doughnut recipe)