3rd Annual Words of Wonder Literary Festival

The 3rd Annual Words of Wonder Literary Festival is a celebration of books-to-be-written and books-to-be-read. It will become an indispensable component of the summer for young readers and writers, hosted in Pullman neighborhood.


This one-of-a-kind sponsorship opportunity will allow you to be a part of history! WOW! is guaranteed to inspire and engage. 

WHO:  Burst Into Books and 15 additional community partners

WHEN:  July 27, 2023  •  11am - 6pm

WHERE:  Dr. Conrad Worrill Track & Field Center at Gately Stadium  • 10201 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

GOAL: 1,000 children, teens, parents & educators eager for a cultural literary experience. 

Your investment will —

ensure a memorable event for all attendees. 

stimulate our students' minds during those important summer months,

increase access to young people’s events which cultivate creativity

provide curated spaces that allow each child to feel included and valued.  

Award winning author Derrick Barnes will be the headliner for our 3rd Annual Words of Wonder Literary Festival. Attendees will also enjoy—

Interactive literacy and arts programming

Connections to community resources, 

Vibrant storytelling by Black authors/illustrators and interactive writing workshops

A diverse group of book vendors and installations for all ages, 

a wide range of live music (including Indigenous and African-styled drumming) and story-based dance,

Healthy food and snack choices, giveaways and much more!!

When you invest in the 3rd Annual Words of Wonder Literary Festival you help us weaken the hold of the last three years’ frustration and resignation and re-ignite the interest of our young people in culture, creativity and community.  

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Contact us at [email protected] or (312) 970-9551




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