Just like you, we're looking forward to next week's Printer's Row Lit Fest. Lifestyle/Books editor Pam Becker asked our colleagues which Lit Fest events they were looking forward to.
Here's classical music critic John von Rhein's pick:
"On Saturday, I’m looking forward to “Book Sounds,” the first in a series of free children’s book readings with live musical accompaniment and projected illustrations. That’s because everything Chicago’s Fulcrum Point New Music Project does is worth hearing, and their inaugural family program (presented in association with Open Books) combines two delightful pieces of kid lit, Norton Juster’s “The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics” and Simms Taback’s “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” with music composed by Robert Rodriguez and David Stock. 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Washington Library’s Pritzker Auditorium, 400 S. State St. Free tickets must be reserved in advance (printersrowlitfest.org).
I was always a big fan of comic-book art – it still is high on my list of guilty pleasures – which is why I’m planning to make a beeline to Center Stage at 2 p.m. Sunday. That's when three wickedly funny Chicago cartoonists and illustrators – Ivan Brunetti, Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos and the artist who simply calls himself Onsmith – will spend an hour talking about what it’s like to lose your sanity to cartooning, among related topics.
Here's the Lit Fest home page, with schedules, profiles and other information.
And here's a full list of the authors who'll be featured at the fest.