CTLF IS OPEN TO CHICAGOLAND
TEENS AGE 13-19.
The ChiTeen Lit Fest (CTLF) is a for-teens-by-teens event that provides a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voices through the literary arts. CTLF brings together young people from across Chicago to celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.
CTLF IS A CONFERENCE STYLE EVENT
Which means teens are welcome to pop-in to any program with available space. See a really cool program that you want to attend? Awesome! Others may want to be there, too, and so we encourage you to get to rooms early before they fill up.
ChiTeen Lit Fest is free and registration is available on site. Interested in bringing a group? Awesome! Create a group through this Eventbrite registration, provide your teens with your Group Name and have them register as part of your group! You may also password protect your group.
FIRST, LET’S PARTY!
ChiTeen Lit Fest kicks off the weekend with a party at the Chicago Cultural Center in the Preston Bradley Hall.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE FEATURED PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC BY Ashley
AND DJ CASH ERA!
We request that parents and chaperones drop teens off for this event as there are no dedicated spaces for adults to hang out while teens party. Sorry, parents! This one is for the teens.
Teens must enter the Chicago Cultural Center on Friday at 78 E. Washington St
SO ABOUT THOSE COOL PROGRAMS…
Saturday at ChiTeen Lit Fest is full of interactive, hands-on experiences, workshops, panels, performances, and more! Find your people in:
Blogging and Journalism
Remember to get to your favorite programs early! All workshops have a 20-teen capacity.
SHARE YOUR WORK AT THE OPEN MIC!
The open mic will take place at 4:15 pm. on Saturday, April 25th. Sign up for the open mic will open at 4:00 pm.
As in true open mic fashion, we will do our best to give everyone who signs up an opportunity to perform within the time we have.
Chicago Public Library is offering FREE transportation by chartered bus to ChiTeen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 25th. Teens wishing to attend the festival can travel with a Chicago Public Library Teen Services staff person from one of the following Branch locations listed below.
Permission slips are required to travel. Permission slips can be picked up and returned to the Teen Services staff person at the Branch by April 19, 2020. Please contact that Branch for more information.