There are still six more hours of great bookish programming scheduled for Sunday at Printers Row Lit Fest. Among the great talks and panels, prolific and respected authors Richard Ford and Terry McMillan will both take the stage.
Tomorrow should be a nice day with the temperature staying around 75 degrees. Possible showers in the morning shouldn't deter you from coming out; the rain wont stick around for long.
Here are a couple of tips for making it through the last day of lit fest 2011:
Make time to check out the exhibitors. With such a packed schedule of programs, visitors can stay busy all day long but schedule time to walk around and see the exhibitors lined up along Dearborn and Polk.
Bring a tote bag. Some exhibitors have bags, but a tote bag will make carrying them home all your new books a lot easier.
Grab a bite. Dont forget to eat! See what restaurants dining critic Phil Vettel recommends.
Stay hydrated. It should be cooler tomorrow, but it is still important to drink water. Find bottles for sale at the concession stand in Page break Park.
Just like today (click here for a recap of what happened), I will be attending as many events as possible. Here are just a couple of the events I will be stopping by tomorrow.
I am going to hear Young Chicago Authors read from their work. I want to see what the city's future literati members have in store for us. 11:15 a.m., The Mash Stage.
I will stop by Clare Vanderpools conversation with Billy Lombardo. Debut novelist Vanderpool won this year's Newbery Medal and Lombardo was just awarded the 2011 Nelson Algren Short Story Award. Both are very successful already, but I know they have more up their sleeves. 12:15 p.m., The Mash Stage.
I want to sit in on the Worlds Beyond Imagination panel. I covered Julie Halpern and James Klise, who are both doing amazing work in the young adult genre. This panel will definitely be insightful on how to write for teens a hot topic at the moment. 2:15 p.m., The Mash Stage.
Finally, I hope to see Dr. David Ansell's conversation with Drs. Cybele Ghossein and Rod Passman. Ansell is the author of "County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicagos Public Hospital," a memoir of his time working at Cook County Hospital. Ansell is someone who isnt shy about discussing his opinions on the healthcare debate, which is a topic I hope the panel touches on, and he certainly has great stories. 3 p.m., University Center/Loop Room.Copyright © 2015, CT Now