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Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11, 2017
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Printers Row Lit Fest! Below you will find information on ways to get involved.Volunteer Now
Ways To Volunteer
Printers Row App Center
Connect with fellow book lovers as you volunteer in the Printers Row App Center. Assist with our spin-the-wheel author game, provide assistance with cell-phone charging and demonstrate the Printers Row app. This is a great opportunity for those who already subscribe to Printers Row, the Tribune’s premium Sunday book section.
The main responsibility of the Author Escort is to ensure the Author arrives at their programming safely and on time. In addition, the Escort should be able to answer questions for the Author and assist them during and after their program as needed. Author Escorts should be friendly, professional and able to walk around the event multiple times.
The Stage Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that each program on their schedule starts/ends on time and runs smoothly. With the support of other volunteers, the Stage Coordinator will manage the room, including the flow of attendees and the stage setup. The Stage Coordinator also gives a brief announcement at the beginning and end of each program.
Program & Venue Support
There are many moving parts in each venue and program. Program and Venue Support consists of greeting Fest attendees and answering questions, collecting tickets for programs, helping lines move smoothly, assisting with book signings, and working with other volunteers to ensure that each Fest attendee enjoys their experience.
This is your chance to be a friendly, outgoing volunteer that is not shy to speak up and say, "Can I Help You?" You will be welcoming people, directly attendees to the various programming rooms, helping answer questions about author check-in, volunteer check-in, and scheduling and general festival questions.
Lil Lit Park (Children's Programming)
Each year Lit Fest has specific programming for children and their families, including activities like face painting and crafts. Volunteers in this area will be making sure activities are accessible and running smoothly.