Actually I’ll be in Elgin, outside the city, for the Elgin Literary Festival on January 27 and 28. It’s a big affair stuffed to the brim with interesting speakers and panel discussions, and it’s all free to the public.
The Elgin Literary Festival is a free celebration of the written word for both readers and writers taking place in Downtown Elgin, a blooming center of the arts. The Festival aims to highlight bookish culture and provide writers and readers a place to create and appreciate the art of writing, all within the charming architecture and welcoming businesses that are the soul of the City of Elgin.
The program (pdf) is here or you can have a look at the festival’s FaceBook page. If you’re in the area please come by and say hello. I’ll be traveling with Jimmy Dean, so look for the little white dog who owns me.