The Words of Wonder Literary Festival is a celebration of books-to-be-written and books-to-be-read

CHICAGO, IL, June 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Burst Into Books will present W.O.W. Literary Festival, taking place at Gately Stadium, on Saturday, July 30, 2022 and featuring Author Jacqueline Woodson.

Burst Into Books is proud to bring the W.O.W. Literary Festival to Gately Stadium for the first time. W.O.W. Literary Festival will have interactive literacy and art programming; opportunities for youth and families to connect with community resources; animated storytelling by Black 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; healthy food choices and snacks; giveaways; and much more.

When asked how those who want to support the efforts of the festival can best do so, Founder and Executive Director Jurema Gorham, states “When you invest in the inaugural Words of Wonder Literary Festival you help us weaken the hold of the last two years’ frustration and resignation and re-ignite the interest of our young people in culture, creativity and community.”

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Gately Stadium, 10201 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

For tickets go to https://www.burstintobooks.org/wowlitfest. Donations are welcome and are tax deductible. Interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Email wowlitfest@burstintobooks.org. If you’re a media outlet or photographer interested in covering W.O.W. Literary Festival, please send your inquiry to Whit Devereaux at info@whitdevereaux.com.

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.


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