The 2nd Annual Words of Wonder Lit Fest is a celebration of books-to-be-written and books-to-be-read.

CHICAGO, IL, May 24, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Burst Into Books is set to host their 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival this summer at the Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park in Chicago on Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 11am – 5pm and will feature talent such as Author Jason Reynolds, Illustrator Jerry Craft, and Moderator Dr. Eve L. Ewing, just to name a few.

The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival is the ultimate celebration of books-to-be-written, books-to-be-read, and designed with young readers and writers of all ages in mind!

The festival will consists of: interactive literacy and art programming, opportunities for youth and families to connect with community resources, animated storytelling by minority authors and illustrators, a diverse group of book vendors and installations for all ages, story-based dance, interactive writing workshops, Indigenous and African styled drumming, a wide range of live music and entertainment, healthy food choices and snacks, giveaways and so much more!! Also the festival is supported by “Chicago Presents”, a community grant funded by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Event Department..

When asked, what positive impact does The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival provides to the southside community of Chicago, one past attendee stated “This festival is a true celebration of the importance of books. A place for people of all ages who appreciate that making great literature accessible for young people can change the world.”

Festival Details:
The 2nd Annual W.O.W. Literary Festival
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2023
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Park – 10201 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

For ticket information, visit to or
Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Interested in being a vendor or sponsor of W.O.W. Literary Festival? Email [email protected] for more information. If you’re a media representative and interested in covering the W.O.W. Literary Festival, please send your inquiry to Whit Devereaux at [email protected].

Burst Into Books’ mission is to rebuild our village through advocacy, the arts, educational and family programming. We envision a world transformed by cultural literacy through education.

Burst Into Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to helping the youth deepen their love of reading by integrating the arts, providing opportunities for them to engage with those connected to the literacy field, and creating a space for them to express themselves. We are invested in supporting the whole family unit in order to establish long lasting change.

For the original version of this press release, please visit here