The Evanston Literary Festival, now in its third year, celebrates the literary culture of Evanston. In partnership with a variety of local cultural institutions and businesses, ELF brings a variety of free readings, workshops, and live lit events to Evanston. It is organized by the organizers of the Chicago Book Expo, a 501c3 that celebrates Chicago's literary community.
Go here to see last year's site and schedule.
Daily Northwestern article about the 2017 Mary Barr event
Chicago Magazine picks 2017 Evanston Literary Festival as top thing to do
Daily Northwestern article about the 2017 Robin Ellis/Chris Jones event
Daily Northwestern article about the 2017 Northwestern Spring Writers' Festival
Splash Magazine interview with Dina Elenbogan about 2017 Poets Resist event
Daily Northwestern article about 2017 Alex Kotlowitz/Jennifer Lackey event
Neil Steinberg recap of 2017 Bill Savage talk
Evanston Public Library blog post about Aozora Brockman
Daily Northwestern overview of the 2017 Festival
Splash Magazine about the 2017 Festival
Daily Northwestern article about the 2016 Festival
Chicago Review of Books interview about the 2016 Festival