The annual Printers Row Book Fair offers a its usual plethora of must-see readings, panel discussions and presentations, not to mention all those book for sale. Here’s a rundown of some highlights—for the full schedule visit printersrowbookfair.org.
Saturday, June 7
The day kicks off at 10am with Scott Turow in discussion with Marie Lipinksi at the Harold Washington Library Center…Achy Obejas reads from “This Is What Happened in Our Other Life” at 11am at the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage…Nancy Horan discusses her “Loving Frank” at noon at the Heartland Stage, and “The Outsiders” author S.E. Hinton is honored as well at that time the Harold Washington Library Center…Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti and Chris Oliveros discuss their work at 1pm at the Heartland Stage, Tony Fitzpatrick discusses “The Wonder” at 2pm at the same location…Newcity’s Tom Lynch moderates a discussion with authors Lincoln Hall and John Otterbacher at 2:30pm in the University Center/Loop Room…Studs Terkel discusses his work with Elizabeth Taylor and Rick Kogan at 3pm at the Harold Washington…author David Sirota talks “The Uprising” at 3:30pm at the University Center…Kevin Guilfoile moderates a crime-writer panel at 4pm at Grace Place.
Sunday, June 8
Donna Seaman discusses the art of book reviewing at 10:30am at the University Center/Loop room…Elizabeth Berg and Elizabeth Crane discuss their work at 11am at the Heartland Stage…Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts discusses his work at noon at the Heartland Stage…Augusten Burroughs reads from “A Wolf at the Table” at 1:30pm at Harold Washington…Blue Balliett discusses “The Calder Game” at 2pm at the Heartland Stage…poet Li-Young Lee reads from “Behind My Eyes at 3pm at the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage…Aleksandar Hemon discusses “The Lazarus Project” at Harold Washington…author Gina Frangello hosts an Other Voices panel, featuring Elizabeth Crane, Billy Lombardo and Audrey Niffenegger, at 4pm at the Heartland Stage.