Payments for spaces at Printers Row


Printers Row Lit Fest, the Midwest’s largest outdoor literary festival, is returning on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2024 — and the Midland Authors will once again participate. Both members and nonmembers will be able to showcase and sell books under a tent that we will rent at the festival, which takes place in the Printers Row area of the South Loop, primarily along Dearborn Street.

Midland Authors members can reserve a two-hour time slot for half of one table. The cost is $35 for most time slots — or just $20 for the 4–6 p.m. time slots.

Time slots:

  • 10 a.m.–noon
  • noon–2 p.m.
  • 2–4 p.m.
  • 4–6 p.m.

Space is limited, so please respond asap. If you’d like to participate, email Joe Gustaitis at [email protected] with your first and second preferences from these time slots. We will confirm all time slots with authors and let them know about payment details. Payment will be required as soon as Joe verifies that you have a reserved time slot. (There is no refund for authors who book a slot and don’t show up.)

In addition, Midland Authors members and nonmembers will be able to rent one table for $345 or one-half of a table for $190 — over both days – with a 10% discount for members. This approach would give an author the best opportunity to sell a significant number of books. Table preferences within the Midland Authors tent will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Again, email Joe Gustaitis asap at [email protected] asap.

After you’ve confirmed a time slot with Joe Gustaitis, you can pay the appropriate amount ($35 for most time slots, $20 for 4-6 p.m. time slots, $345 for a full table, $190 for a half-table) via PayPal at the link below: