2019 ChiTeen Lit Fest Lead Up Events

Teens, we're excited to announce the launch of the 2019 ChiTeen Lit Fest season!

Mark Your Calendars: The 2019 Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, 2019 at Harold Washington Library Center and Columbia College Chicago. This for-teens-by-teens festival includes workshops, maker and interactive experiences, panels, connections to professional writers and artists, and more for Chicago's young storytellers age 13-19. Registration is free and opens on February 16, 2019. Food will be provided for all teen attendees. 

The 2019 festival features special guests Akenya, Haley Cao, Eve L. Ewing, Ricardo Gamboa, A.D. Jameson, and Natalie Moore.

Check out our Winter and Spring workshops for new and seasoned teen writers in partnership with the following literary organizations starting February 2019:

Get Published!

Writer of the Week: Each week leading up to the festival teen writers can have their work featured on the ChiTeen Lit Fest website. Simply submit your poetry, fiction, nonfiction and essay, reviews, blogs, scripts, lyrics or graphic novel panels.

Bookmark Contest: Would you like to get your poetry in front of hundreds of people?  Easy! Just submit up to 3 poems that meet the submission guidelines for a chance to have your poem featured on the official 2019 ChiTeen Lit Fest bookmark. Submission deadline is March 3, 2019.

Visit chicagopubliclibraryteenservices.submittable.com for more information and to submit your work!