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Wicker Park & West Town Lit Fest - On & Off Site!


Quimby's is proud to be participating in the Wicker Park and West Town Lit Fest! This year it runs September 15th-18th. And it kicks off at Quimby's on Thurs, September 15th, which is our 25th anniversary! Founder Steven Svymbersky will be here with slides and video to talk about the mayhem that was the beginning of Quimby's two and a half decades ago. And we've got surprise commemorative swag we're rolling out! More details about the Quimby's event here.

Lit Fest last year was only one day. Perhaps you recall that we celebrated it by giving people a free mini-comic and Chicago-based food puns then served them shots of Chicago-based Malort, demanding we post pictures on our Instagram of their face afterwards?:


Well guess what? Now Lit Fest is FOUR DAYS!

So now...

Wicker Park & West Town Lit Fest’s Second Year Celebrates Neighborhoods’ Literary Past and Present

Join partners from the West Town and Wicker Park neighborhoods for a weekend of programming that will entertain and educate all ages. The weekend has a full calendar of activities planned. Highlights of the weekend include our celebration to kick it off...

...and there's stuff elsewhere too, besides Quimby's! Check out this stuff elsewhere (see for the details of when and where): 

*a tribute to Chicago literary legend Nelson Algren

*a community book swap at the Wicker Park farmer’s market

*a special edition of Chicago Story Slam at Subterranean music hall

*workshops, author readings, comic book signings, children’s story time and much more!

A calendar of events for each day is available on the official fest website
Weekend updates and photos will be available on the official Facebook Page
Follow the fest with the hashtag #wwlitfest

Participating member’s locations:
826CHI, 1276 N Milwaukee Ave
BookClub, 1211 N. Wood St
Chicago Publishers Resource Center, 858 N. Ashland Ave
Guild Literary Complex,
Impossible Industries, 1750 W North Ave
Myopic Books, 1564 N Milwaukee Ave
Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave
Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
Young Chicago Authors, 1180 N Milwaukee Ave

Lit Fest planning partners include: Quimby’s Bookstore, Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago Publishers Resource Center, Young Chicago Authors, BookClub, 826CHI, Impossible Industries, Myopic Books, and Guild Literary Complex.  Other neighborhood partners include Reckless Records, Subterranean, Wicker Park Farmer’s Market, and Chicago Public Library.

Read Local & Shop Small! Help us fight the big box on-line stores!

Event flyer designed by Susie Kirkwood

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