Oct 13th 2019

The sixth annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art is an international exchange featuring artists, writers, and musicians from Mexico and Chicago in conversation and collaboration. This year, we’re proud to include the inaugural keynote address, featuring the author Luis Alberto Urrea at the Chicago Cultural Center. This project is partially supported by an ArtsSpace Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

The 2019 Chicago festival runs October 12-19. Join us for more than a dozen free events a venues throughout Chicago. On Saturday, October 19, the festival concludes with the Live Magazine Show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. At this ticketed, multimedia performance, teams of writers, artists, and musicians from Chicago and Mexico debut new collaborations.

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Books available for sale by The Seminary Co-op Bookstores

~~~~~For the full festival schedule, visit http://www.litluz.org~~~~~

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

~~~~~For the full festival schedule, visit http://www.litluz.org~~~~~

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