The SMA at Printers Row

The Printers Row Lit Fest isn’t just one of the region’s biggest literary events — it’s also a chance to buy autographed books from writers in the Society of Midland Authors. During the June 8-9 festival, please visit our table — tent space G-3, on Dearborn Street just south of Harrison Street. The following authors are scheduled to sell and sign their books at our table.



10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Mark Zubro, author of Another Dead Republican, Black and Blue and Pretty Dead Too

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — A representative of the Irish Books Arts & Music celebration will also be on hand with information about that event.


Noon-2 p.m. — Jim Bowman, author of Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968


2-4 p.m. — George Kufrin, author of Lucky George: The Unforgettable Adventures of a Free-Lance Photographer


2-4 p.m. — Lynn Voedisch, author of Dateline: Atlantis and The God’s Wife


2-4 p.m. — Eckhard Gerdes, author of 23 Skidoo! 23 Form-Fitting Poems


4-6 p.m. — Robert Loerzel, author of Alchemy of Bones: Chicago’s Luetgert Murder Case of 1897



10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. — Gerry and Janet Souter, authors of American Shooter, Diego Rivera and The Founding of the United States


Noon-2 p.m. — Werner Krieglstein, author of Einstein’s Mistake


Noon-2 p.m. — Owen Hurd, author of After the Fact: The Surprising Fates of American History’s Heroes, Villains, and Supporting Characters and Chicago History for Kids


2-4 p.m. — Holly Rozner, author of Trade Secrets


4-6 p.m. — Mahmoud Saeed, author of The World Through the Eyes of Angels and Ben Barka Lane


4-6 p.m. — Anastasia Royal, author of Undoing I Do and co-author of The Royal Treatment


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 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