Award Winners Speak at Printers Row

Free tickets are now available for an appearance by three of the Society of Midland Authors Award winners at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest.


This event will feature (pictured from left to right):

After they discuss their books, copies will be available for purchase and signature. The event will be on the second floor of Grace Place, 
637 S. Dearborn St., 
Chicago. It’s free, but tickets are required — reserve a seat now at

If the event sells out, people without tickets can arrive 20 minutes early and wait in a designated rush line outside each session room. Attendees without a ticket will be admitted to the room on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Society of Midland Authors will also have a table June 8 and 9 at the Printers Row Lit Fest. Stop by the table to meet some of our authors, who will be selling and autographing copies of their books. We’ll be announcing our schedule of participating authors soon. We will be located in tent space G3.

The Printers Row Lit Fest is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest, drawing more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase, which features booksellers and literary organizations as well as readings and discussions. It is located on Chicago’s historic Printers Row, on and around the area of Dearborn Street, from Congress to Polk streets. Admission is free.

A schedule of events is at

For more information on the festival, visit

You can read more about all of this year’s Society of Midland Authors Award winners and finalists here.