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  • RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest

    RedEye's guide to Printers Row Lit Fest
    There's nothing wrong with the usual summer fest trifecta of curb-sitting, head-bobbing and beer-sipping, but if you're craving a little more substance, mark your calendar for Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, held June 7 and 8 in the blocks surrounding Polk and Dearborn streets. Produced by RedEye's big sib Chicago Tribune, it's the largest free literary festival in the country, and this year, there's a lot to celebrate. In addition to it being the fest's 30th anniversary, RedEye will also have its very own stage booked with fun events (see schedule below). Beyond the RedEye stage, more than 300 authors and performers participating in discussions, workshops and more make for a seriously daunting event lineup. Luckily, our staffers have made their picks to help you decide what should make your short list.
  • Marlo Thomas embraces reinvention -- and has a book to prove it

    Marlo Thomas embraces reinvention -- and has a book to prove it
    I once read that when "That Girl" was ending its five-year run on ABC in 1971, the show's writers wanted the series to conclude with a wedding between Marlo Thomas' character, Ann Marie, and her boyfriend, Don. But Thomas wouldn't go along, fearing it...

    Tales for the young at heart

    Tales for the young at heart
    Fifteen years ago Susan Katz sat down with HarperCollins' editor-in-chief to discuss the future of their young adult category. They considered whether they should stop publishing young adult books altogether. Now, young adult book sales make up about...

    Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...

    Lit Fest holds on to that printed feeling

    Lit Fest holds on to that printed feeling
    As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...