What is ChiTeen Lit Fest?

ChiTeen Lit Fest is a for-teens-by-teens gathering that aims to provide a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voice through literary arts. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.

Save the date for CTLF 2018!

ChiTeen Lit Fest 2018 will take place April 13 & 14, 2018. The Friday night kick-off party will happen at Harold Washington Library and all festival events on Saturday will be at Columbia College Chicago.

Our Partners

ChiTeen Lit Fest is brought to you by Chicago Public Library, UIC-College of Education, GEAR UP, Center for College Access and Success at Northeastern Illinois University, Columbia College Chicago, Poetry Foundation, After School Matters, 826CHI, Young Chicago Authors, Kuumba Lynx, DePaul University, Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries, and ChiArts. This event is supported by the Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at the Chicago Community Trust.