The ChiTeen Lit Fest aims to provide a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voice through literary arts. The Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Nate Marshall, the award-winning poet and author of Wild Hundreds (2015), will headline the festival with Tara Mahadevan, Eric May, Megan Stielstra, and The Sun Bros.

This is a teens only event, for ages 13–19 years old.

Are you an adult interested in volunteering at the ChiTeen Lit Fest? Help us support the teens in running the festival by signing up here: CTLF Volunteer sign-up.

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Friday, April 21st – Saturday, April 22nd
Various Locations: 
Harold Washington Library
Columbia College Chicago
See chiteenlitfest.org for details