About Us

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

Chicago Tribune community article

Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review

WBEZ (audio, Stuart Dybek interview)

The Daily Northwestern

WBEZ (audio, Margaret Plonsker interview)

Daily Northwestern coverage of Garry Wills reading

Daily Northwestern coverage of Julia Sweeney/Christine Sneed event