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American Writers Festival

May 19 @ 12:00 PM 5:00 PM

At the American Writers Festival, there’s more than just book talk. Get ready for fun, community-driven activities for visitors of all ages. There’s so much to explore, from book signings to arts & crafts to special photo ops and more!

The American Writers Festival, co-presented by the American Writers Museum and Chicago Public Library, is an entirely free, one-day literary event showcasing the breadth and depth of American writing in all genres and styles. The Festival takes place on May 19, 2024 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm across five stages at the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago (400 S. State St.).


Harold Washington Library

400 S. State St.