Come to one of the most celebrated book fairs in the country–I’ll be working the SCBWI booth at the Printers Row Book Fair, happy to answer your questions about writing for children and teens and signing my book, WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASH COURSE. See you there!
How to get there:
The book fair is located on historic Printers Row, in the blocks surrounding Dearborn and Polk street. The SCBWI booth is located on Polk Street near the Tribune Kids Alley Stage.
Take the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) from the south, the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) from the north meet at the Eisenhower (I-290). Take Congress Pkwy/ Chicago Loop exit. Go east on Congress to Dearborn.Parking:
Printers Square Garage – 75 E. Harrison
Harrison & Clark Lot – 605 S. Clark St.
Clark St. Parking – 430 S. Clark St.
Hilton Chicago Garage – 720 South Michigan
System Parking – 331 S. Plymouth Ct
#62, 36, 22 or 42 on State Street to Polk or Harrison, walk 1 block west to Dearborn St.
#12 to Roosevelt & State, walk 4 blocks north to Polk, 1 block west to Dearborn.
#151 to Adams & Dearborn, walk 3 blocks south to Congress.
Red Line – Harrison & State, exit and walk 1 block west to Dearborn.
Blue Line – Jackson & Dearborn, exit and walk 2 blocks south to Congress.
Orange, Brown and Purple Lines – Library/State & Van Buren. Dearborn is directly south.
Green Line – Adams & Wabash, exit and walk west to Dearborn, 3 blocks south to Congress.
From either train station, walk east (Adams, Jackson or Madison Streets) to Dearborn Street. Go south on Dearborn until you reach Congress Parkway. This will take you to the Harold Washington Library, at which point you should see the Book Fair!
Special thanks to Lorijo Metz for giving me such great directions!