| May 20, 2011
| 2:04 PM
Chicago has been very good to Erik Larson, even though it greeted his latest visit with a nasty rain and temperatures more common to November than to mid-May, which was why we were talking in the bar of his downtown hotel rather than wandering city...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 12:00 PM
Last year the Chicago Public Library and the Digital Youth Network launched YOUmedia, an innovative teen center equipped for the digital age. "(It's) where teens are creators of media, not just consumers of media," said Amy Eshleman, assistant...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:47 PM
For more than 50 years, Elie Wiesel has provided a moral compass for the world, writing and advocating on human rights issues in the wake of his tragic experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust.
His book "Night," recalling the terrors of the Auschwitz...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
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...
| May 20, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Q: Where is Printers Row Lit Fest?
A: Printers Row Lit Fest is in historic Printers Row, on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Harrison to Polk streets in Chicago.
Q: How do I get tickets?
A: All events are free, but those in the Harold...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 3:43 PM
Authors, book lovers and a group of 203 spontaneous dancers helped celebrate the written word in all its forms Saturday and Sunday at this year's Chicago Tribune Printer's Row Lit Fest.
Approximately 250 authors participated in more than 100 free...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:23 PM
On Sunday afternoon at Printers Row Lit Fest, away from the crowds strolling through aisles of used books or the ruckus of tots being entertained at the Lil' Lit Park Neverland, Richard Ford took to the stage in the Harold Washington Library Center and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Poets Dave Landsberger and Kathleen Rooney will write impromptu poems on any topic 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce booth at Wicker Park Fest, Milwaukee and North avenues; $5 suggested donation will benefit 826CHI.
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Nikki Giovanni will read her work as part of the Chicago Public Library's PoetryFest and the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf series at 2 p.m. in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State St.;...
| Jan 6, 2012
Chicago's branch libraries will be closed all day on most Mondays instead of being closed during the morning on most Mondays and Fridays, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel originally envisioned.
The change in plans, quietly announced this week, is the result of a...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:56 PM
It's here! The 27th annual Printers Row Lit Fest begins today, with daytime programming from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Lit After Dark from 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Before you hit the highway or head out for the el, here are some insider tips to make sure you have a...