Printers Row Lit Fest Trip w/ the Friends

Saturday, June 10, 2017

8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Location:Pick-up at DeKalb Public Library, NIU Campus, and Fox Valley

The Friends of the DeKalb Public Library, The Friends of the University Libraries, and the Friends of the NIU Art Museum are co-sponsoring a trip to Chicago’s Printers Row Lit Fest! This celebration of all things literary includes an outdoor book fair with booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and a literature festival packed with readings, discussions and presentations. Featured speakers include Sen. Al Franken, Stacy Keach, Rita Dove, Scott Turow, Rick Bayless, and Ibram Kendi. The full schedule of speakers can be accessed on the fest’s website: Please note that while most events are free, many do require a ticket to enter, which you may wish to reserve on your own before the trip. Visiting the fest website and downloading the fest app are highly recommended, since even ticketed programs will fill quickly!

The Printers Row Lit Fest takes place over five city blocks of historic Dearborn Avenue, between Congress and Polk, where there are plenty of food vendors and local eateries.

Departure: 7:45 a.m.

Expected Return: 7:30 p.m.

Price: Member of two or more Friends’ Programs $20; Member of one Friends’ Program $25; Non-Member $30. Ticket price includes transportation. Meals, incidentals, and ticketed entry programs are not included

Three pick up locations: NIU Campus, DeKalb Public Library, and Fox Valley

To reserve your seat on the bus, please contact the NIU Art Museum office, (815) 753-1936 or email Education Coordinator Stuart Henn at Please be sure to provide a phone number where you can be reached, if necessary, on the day of the trip.

Categories: Adults, All Ages, Family, Friends of the Library, Outreach, Sign-Up Required