There is so much to say about the wonder that is the Soulful Chicago Book Fair! It lives on 61st Street, between Cottage Grove and King Drive, breathing literary life into the Woodlawn community from 10am to 8pm. It is a full day, outdoor, author-centric event that celebrates the written word in all its forms. The Soulful Chicago Book Fair brings a dynamic energy to the Woodlawn community, featuring over 100 Black authors, free concerts with Grammy-level artists, two stages, puppet shows, workshops and more.
It is important that we bring the best in appearance and performance to this underserved neighborhood, so we raise funds to help pay for the engaging experiences you have at our annual event. And every month leading up to the main fair, we host free literary sessions to educate and connect present and future writers.
Our literary events are our ways of countering negative stereotypes of the Black community with uplifting, educational activity.