Come out and join us on March 17, 2018 for a day of great entertainment.

Welcome to the Chicago Black Authors Network! In 1999, I  founded CBAN to assist many writers like myself who were looking to promote African-American literature and learn more about the business of publishing. Today, our professional authors participate in vending opportunities allowing us to not only share our literature to a diverse audience well beyond Chicago, but to participate in the marketplace. Our work can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, and various other book stores across America. We hope that you will continue to learn about us, and ultimately join. Enjoy your stay and please contact us before you leave. 


Yours Truly,

Darryl Harvey, Founder 

Press Release
Chicago, Illinois May 7, 2018

Chicago Black Authors Network (CBAN) will be exhibiting at the 2018 Printers Row Lit Fest for the sixth straight year. The Printers Row Lit Fest is being held on June 9 and 10 from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. It is the largest free literary event in the Midwest, attracting more than 125,000 book lovers who browse the myriad stalls and tents displaying new, used, and collectible books from over 200 book sellers. This exciting event is located in Chicago’s historic Printers Row on Dearborn Street south of Harrison and extends to Polk on the south.

CBAN was founded in 1999 to promote the work of African-American authors who have books representing a variety of literary genres, from fiction, non-fiction, poetry, autobiography to spiritual, professional, as well as an extensive array of children’s literature. Our books promote diversity in literature and thought and we strive to produce works that enhance the literary experience of everyone.

This year we will also feature a variety of new books by CBAN professionals that are sure to be of interest. You may contact our president, Darryl Harvey, for more information at: and check out the Printers Row Lit Fest site
Look for the CBAN tent that will be listed in the program available as you enter the venue. We welcome your visit and look forward to serving you.

Bernard C. Turner
Chicago Black Authors Network ​​


P.O. Box 408572

Chicago, IL 60640 

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