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Printer's Row Lit Fest 2014

Chicago Festival this weekend

This weekend is the Printer’s Row Lit Fest in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Between June 7 and 8 near the blocks of Dearnborn and Polk the Chicago Tribune will be celebrating 30 years of this family-friendly fest. Events kick off at 10 a.m. and the fest will feature special guests including Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and special readings from Columbia College Chicago students.

Some events require tickets, so get yours before they sell out!

Gino’s East South Loop Specials

To make sure that you’re well-fed and in the mood to take in some of Chicago’s literature, Gino’s East South Loop will be offering $3 thin crust cheese or sausage pizza along with $4 5 Rabbit Magnifica Pints. Located just a few steps outside of the Printer’s Row Lit Fest, Gino’s East South Loop is the perfect place to get away from the crowd and enjoy a bite to eat and a refreshing craft beer.

To celebrate 30 years of the Printer’s Row Lit Fest, there will be a few interesting attractions at this year’s South Loop event. One of them includes a “Human Library,” meaning that people will volunteer as human books and participants in the event can ‘read’ the book. The human books would have a one on one conversation with the participant and share in a dialogue about that individual’s experience. According to the Chicago Chapter of The Human Library, the ‘Books’ are volunteers who have experienced some form of discrimination in their life. The movement is meant to break down the walls of communication between people and allow for the sharing of stories.