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Here Comes The 5th Annual Chicago Book Expo!

The Chicago Book Expo, Chicago's biggest fall literary event, featuring more than 70 exhibitors from Chicago-area publishers and literary organizations, plus 20 events with local authors on a wide range of topics, will be held this Sunday from noon to 5 pm. at Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago. The event is free and open to the public.

This year's Chicago Book Expo features 20 different programs, including a tribute to Roger Ebert as a writer (with Chaz Ebert emceeing a conversation and reading with Michael Phillips, Laura Emerick, and more about Roger's work), a panel on books about Chicago music moderated by Jim DeRogatis (with Steve Krakow, Sally Timms, and John Dugan), and other sessions about mysteries, poetry & protest, comics, Chicago history, diversity in publishing, Chicago novels, translation, drinking in Chicago, and much more.

Authors at the event include Bill Ayers, Gina Frangello, Neil Steinberg, Marnie Galloway, Bill Savage, Angela Jackson, Eve Ewing, Gint Aras, Jay Bonansinga, Jody Lynn Nye, and many more.

New this year is a special, all-day program called "So You Want to Be an Author," a day-long professional development seminar held in partnership with Columbia College's Career Center.

Sessions include novel pitch sessions with agents from major literary agencies (both open mic and one-on-one), as well as programs on submission errors, creating a career as a writer, and more.

This special program is organized by Myth-Ink, Columbia College Chicago's student science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing organization. All sessions are free and open to the public, but some require advance registration to participate; more information can be found here.

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Posted on November 10, 2016


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