Set in Chicago's historic Printers Row district, the Printers Row Lit Fest is one of the largest annual literary events in the country, welcoming more than 125,000 attendees each year. In addition to more than five blocks of exhibitors, this year's festival, which takes place June 9 and 10, welcomes such literary and television luminaries as Dan Rather and Rachel Ray as well as Jaffe PR's very own Keith Ecker, Vice President of Public Reputation Services. Keith is a well-known face in Chicago's literary community, acting as producer and host of one of the city's most popular nonfiction reading series, Essay Fiesta.
▪ Sat. June 9 @ 10 a.m. - Keith will be moderating a panel of Chicago's a conversation called Listen Up!: How Chicago's Live Lit Scene Is Changing the Literary Landscape. Panelists include Ian Belknap (Write Club), Dana Norris (Story Club), Robbie Q. Telfer (The Encyclopedia Show) and Scott Whitehair (This Much Is True, StoryLab Chicago and Do Not Submit).
▪ Sat. June 9 @ 3:30 p.m. - Keith will be speaking on a panel as part of a moderated discussion called Just Get Me Started Writing Workshop. He'll be representing creative nonfiction and performance literature.
Sat. June 9 @ 6 p.m. - Keith will be showcasing a mini Essay Fiesta as part of the festival's Lit After Dark event. Special guests include Scott Whitehair and the always entertaining Jen Bosworth.