CPC Showcase Event & Table at Printers Row Lit Fest

The Chicago Poetry Center is excited to be part of the 37th Annual Printers Row Literary Festival this Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11! On September 10 at 12 p.m., we will be hosting a showcase of poets that includes Mayda del Valle, Aricka Foreman, Tim Stafford, Viola Lee, C Russell Price, and Natasha Mijares.

Admissions and programs for the festival are free! Our table will be located in space E on Dearborn just north of Harrison, come say hello! More information on speakers, exhibitors, and schedules for the festival is available here.

About the Printers Row Lit Fest:

The Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, is a community-based celebration for book lovers presented by the not-for-profit Near South Planning Board.

More than 100,000 visitors are expected over the two-day festival, which will feature carefully selected offerings from over 100 booksellers, with everything from the tattered to the rare to ‘hot off the press,’ newly published works.



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.