Last weekend, Chicago hosted one of the largest literary events in the Midwest: Printers Row Lit Festival. The festival is a reader’s dream featuring a wealth of author panels, and vendors ranging from bookstores, literary magazines, and publishers. The University of Illinois Press was pleased to have a booth at the festival this year and multiple authors on the Printers Row programming.
Roger Biles, the author of the new biography, Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago, was on a panel with Elizabeth Taylor, literary editor at large at the Chicago Tribune, former press secretary of the office of the mayor Monroe Anderson and Jacky Grimshaw, the vice president for governmental affairs at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. C-SPAN’s Book TV filmed the panel.
Check out the video below of their fascinating and wide-ranging conversation!