Elizabeth Taylor

Literary editor of Chicago Tribune, Elizabeth Taylor is the co-author of “American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley — His Battle for Chicago and the Nation.” She has served as chairwoman of several Pulitzer Prize juries and is past president of the National Book Critics Circle.

Teen Volume Reader's Theatre Troupe

The Chicago Public Library's Teen Volume Reader’s Theatre Troupe will be joined by mentors from Promethean Theatre Ensemble as they perform some of their favorite stories for children. This performance is recommended forfamilies with kids ages 3-10.

Robbie Q. Telfer

Robbie Q. Telfer is the co-founder of The Encyclopedia Show, a live literary variety show that’s currently being staged in 10 cities. He helps organize the annual teen poetry festival Louder Than A Bomb. His first book of poetry, ”Spiking the Sucker Punch,” was published by Write Bloody Publishing.

Frank Tempone

Frank Tempone teaches writing and literature at an independent school in Chicago. His writing has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. @Tempone, absolutegentleman.net.

Third World Press

Third World Press will celebrate the release of “Home/Bass: Poems” by Sterling D. Plumpp as well as other new poetry collections with a musical tribute and panel discussion on the intersection of music and poetry with Sterling D. Plumpp, Fred L. Hord, Eugene B. Redmond and moderator Kelly Norman.

Jean Thompson

Jean Thompson is the author of six novels, including “The Humanity Project,” “The Year We Left Home” and “City Boy.” She is also the author of five short story collections, including “Who Do You Love.” She lives in Urbana.

Patrick Thornton

Patrick Thornton is master’s degree candidate in Columbia College Chicago’s creative nonfiction program. He is a graduate student instructor, curator for the 33 Reading Series, and a reader for Hotel Amerika. His work has appeared in Ghost Proposal.

Amy Timberlake

Amy Timberlake is the author of “One Came Home,” “That Girl Lucy Moon” and “That Dirty Cowboy She lives in Chicago. amytimberlake.com.

Phil Timberlake

Phil Timberlake has worked as an actor since 1989 and is a member of Lifeline Theatre’s Artistic Ensemble. He also is an associate professor of voice and speech at the Theatre School at DePaul University.

John Urban

John Urban earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University. He has performed in music festivals, at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, and at Symphony Center.