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.
Splash magazine about the 2017 Festival
Daily Northwestern article about the 2016 Festival
Chicago Review of Books interview about the 2016 Festival