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Saturday, September 9, 2023, TBD

Printer's Row Literary Festival

Chicago, IL

Printers Row Lit Fest is located on historic Printers Row (once the bookmaking hub of Chicago), on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Polk Street to the newly renamed Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly Congress Parkway) in Chicago.

Monday, October 2, 2023, 7p

Book Challenges on the Rise: Support Your Freedom To Read

This Banned Books Week webinar, moderated by syndicated columnist Heidi Stevens, will feature:

  • Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian

  • Monica Harris, executive director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System

  • Jasmine Warga, author of challenged books, The Shape of Thunder and Other Words for Home

  • Jarrett Dapier, author of challenged picture books and vice-president of the Freedom to Read Foundation    

Register here to receive your link to attend this online webinar.

To schedule an author visit with Jarrett at your bookstore, conference, or school email him at brownbatheart (at)

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