June 11, 2017 – Film and Book Critic Richard Roeper in Conversation with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Chicago, IL)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Coach Wooden and Me:
Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court
presented by Country Financial

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.

This exclusive event is ticketed. To purchase tickets and for more information on other headlining authors and performers, please visit:  opens in a new windowprintersrowlitfest.org

The 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest will take place June 10-11, 2017. It is the largest literary festival in the Midwest. Presented by the Chicago Tribune, Lit Fest is well-known for showcasing a diverse lineup of panelists, from internationally bestselling authors and literary luminaries to celebrity chefs and cultural icons.

Headlining authors include; NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (COACH WOODEN & ME); bestselling novelists Cory Doctorow (WALKAWAY) and Jonathan Safran Foer (HERE I AM); popular “Ask Amy” advice columnist Amy Dickinson (STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS); Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove (COLLECTED POEMS: 1974-2004); and Senator Al Franken, whose humorous and candid memoir, AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE, traces his journey from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail and behind the scenes in the halls of Congress.

Cultural conversation enthusiasts will discover plenty to discuss during presentations from Heather Ann Thompson, author of 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning, BLOOD IN THE WATER; transgender activist and HBO’s The Trans List executive producer Janet Mock (SURPASSING CERTAINTY); and 2016 National Book Award-winner Ibram X Kendi (STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America).

Food lovers will have the opportunity to view cooking demos by several renowned and celebrity chefs on the Food and Dining stage, including The Food Network’s Chopped judge Amanda Freitag (THE CHEF NEXT DOOR); PBS-TV’s Mexico-One Plate at a Time host Rick Bayless (MORE MEXICAN EVERYDAY); and  Indian as Apple Pie blogger Anupy Singla (INDIAN FOR EVERYONE).

The outdoor festival boasts an exciting new footprint this year, taking place on Dearborn Street, from Harrison Street to Polk Avenue, rounding the corner on Polk and continuing to State Street. The lively location will complement the extensive and dynamic programming at Jones College Prep High School and the Harold Washington Library. Supporting the robust lineup of author events, Lil Lit Park will showcase family-themed performances and activities (including parent-and-tot yoga), and hundreds of booksellers, publishers, and authors will offer books for purchase.

The current lineup is available on the Printers Row Lit Fest website and on the Printers Row App. Additional speakers will be added in the coming months. Attendees can use the app to stay up to date and bookmark events they want to attend.

The Printers Row Lit Fest is made possible by the Chicago Tribune Media Group, publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland area, including RedEye, Hoy, Triblocal, chicagotribune.com, triblocal.com and metromix.com. Lit Fest is sponsored by COUNTRY Financial, C-SPAN, KIND, Navy Pier, and the Chicago Public Library.

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