Meet Latino Authors

April 3, 2011 7:12:52 AM PDT
Chicago-area residents can meet Latino authors and actors at the 12th Chicago Latino Book and Family Festival this weekend.

The event promotes literacy, culture and education in a fun environment for the whole family.

The festival will feature dozens of authors, educational workshops, book signing, poetry readings, chess tournament, children's events, live entertainment, food sampling and hundreds of exhibitor booths.

Entertainment will come from Radio Disney, as well as a puppet show, clowns, jugglers, dancers, singers, a mariachi band and a magic show. More than a dozen authors, and several TV and movie celebrities will read to the children.

Festival Details:
Saturday, April 2: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 3: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Unity School
2101 South Laramie Avenue
Cost: Free

(Note: Disney is the parent company of ABC7 Chicago.)