Get Lit: Grown-Up Book Fair

Get Lit: Grown-Up Book Fair

Leave the kids at home and embrace the spirit of the back-to-school season as you explore the American Writers Museum at this adult only after hours event!

  • Challenge your friends to a game of ring toss, test your aim at cornhole, or try your hand at other fun carnival games
  • Relive the best time of the year at our grownup book fair with our friends at Da Book Joint
  • Win prizes for your team at the Adult Spelling Bee
  • Dine on delicious carnival treats, including popcorn and cotton candy
  • Make your own bookmark at our craft table
  • Enjoy beer, wine, and the night’s specialty cocktail The Bookworm’s Bellini, a new twist on a classic cocktail (non-alcoholic version also available)
  • Chat with our friends from StoryStudio Chicago

A limited number of discounted tickets have been made available for teachers and school librarians. To claim your discount, use the code provided in the AWM education newsletter. You can sign up for the monthly education newsletter here for regular updates. If you are an educator and have any questions, please email our Education Team at

Event attendees play carnival games.

Get Lit is your way to enjoy evenings in the Loop. Meet friends and fellow book nerds for an early-evening treat. On the second Tuesday of every month, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, the AWM serves up drinks, music, special experiences, and fun activities to get you lit!

Buy your tickets today! A limited number of tickets are available at the door. AWM members, use the access code that has been emailed to you to reveal the member ticket price. Tickets include admission to the museum and drink tickets for two complimentary beverages. Additional drink tickets are available for purchase. Guests must be 21+ to attend Get Lit and show a valid ID at the door.

Funds raised at this event will go towards the AWM’s Write In Youth Education Program, which serves middle and high school students from under-resourced schools.

See our other upcoming Get Lit events here.

Thank you to our event partners Da Book Joint and StoryStudio Chicago!


Event Partners: Da Book Join and StoryStudio Chicago

The event is finished.


Sep 12 2023


Central Time
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

More Info



American Writers Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to content