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Burst Into Books hosts 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival

Whit Devereaux Enterprises
CHICAGO - PrZen -- Burst Into Books is set to host their 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival this summer at the Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park in Chicago on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 11am - 5pm and will feature talent such as Author Jason Reynolds, Illustrator Jerry Craft, and Moderator Dr. Eve L. Ewing, just to name a few.

The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival is the ultimate celebration of books-to-be-written, books-to-be-read, and designed with young readers and writers of all ages in mind!

The festival will consists of: interactive literacy and art programming, opportunities for youth and families to connect with community resources, animated storytelling by minority authors and illustrators, a diverse group of book vendors and installations for all ages, story-based dance, interactive writing workshops, Indigenous and African styled drumming, a wide range of live music and entertainment, healthy food choices and snacks, giveaways and so much more!! Also the festival is supported by "Chicago Presents", a community grant funded by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Event Department..

When asked, what positive impact does The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival provides to the southside community of Chicago, one past attendee stated "This festival is a true celebration of the importance of books. A place for people of all ages who appreciate that making great literature accessible for young people can change the world."

Festival Details:

The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

Location: Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park - 10201 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

For ticket information, visit to https://www.burstintobooks.org/wowlitfest. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible.

Interested in being a vendor or sponsor of W.O.W. Literary Festival? Email wowlitfest@burstintobooks.org for more information.

Interested in attending a workshop at W.O.W. Literary Festival? Sign up today at:


If you're a media representative and interested in covering the W.O.W. Literary Festival before the scheduled date or interested in providing same day/on-site event coverage, please send your inquiry to Whit Devereaux at info@whitdevereaux.com.

Burst Into Books' mission is to rebuild our village through advocacy, the arts, educational and family programming. We envision a world transformed by cultural literacy through education.

Burst Into Books
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping the youth deepen their love of reading by integrating the arts, providing opportunities for them to engage with those connected to the literacy field, and creating a space for them to express themselves. We are invested in supporting the whole family unit in order to establish long lasting change.

Whit Devereaux

Source: Burst Into Books
Filed Under: Event, Family, Books, Arts, Education

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