Printers’ Ball Schedule and Exhibitors Announced

The Printers’ Ball: IT’S ALIVE! is presented by the Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine with the Center for Book & Paper Arts, the Chicago Underground Library, Columbia College Chicago, and MAKE magazine.

The 7th annual event, one of the largest celebrations of literary culture in the country, will take place Friday, July 29, in the historic Luddington Building, free and open to everyone.

<img alt="Screen%20shot%202011-07-14%20at%201.57.17%20PM.png" src="" width="452" height="561" style="border:10px solid #ccc; margin:2px;" Poster by Johnny Sampson

In addition to over 200 participating publications, this year’s Printers’ Ball will include a reading by poet, cartoonist, and former Silver Jews frontman David Berman.

Click here for an entire schedule of events, and list of participating publications.

The first 150 people to pre-register at will receive a limited edition “IT’S ALIVE!” Printers’ Ball poster by Johnny Sampson when they check in at the event.

7th Annual Printers’ Ball

The Ludington Building

Columbia College Chicago

1104 South Wabash Avenue

Friday, July 29, 2011

6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, all ages

Dress: Come as you are, formal attire not required; costumes encouraged