Thank you for your interest in the ChiTeen Teen Advisory Council 2019-20.
The ChiTeen Lit Fest aims to provide a safe and creative space for young adults to unlock and discover their unique voice through literary arts. The Chicago Teen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.

The Teen Council for the ChiTeen Lit Fest is responsible for the full event design and production of the festival, and ensures that the mission of the festival is upheld through the festival experience. 

Members have the exclusive opportunity to work with creative professionals, writers and authors, event planners, and educators to design this city-wide, teens-only literary event. 

Duties will include booking authors and performers for the fest, promoting the event, working with professional writers to create teen-lead and co-lead workshops and readings, being media spokespersons for the festival, planning the kickoff party, and more.

The Teen Advisory Council will meet early October 2019 - May 2020 on Tuesdays  from 5pm-7pm. There will be 3 mandatory Saturday meetings from 1pm-4pm that we will meet: 10/5, TBD, TBD.

Tuesday Meetings will be held at the Harold Washington Library Center of Chicago Public Library located at 400 S. State Street, 8th floor conference room. Saturday meetings will be held (TBD).

Teen Advisory Council members will be provided with stipends and transportation support. Please note that all teens who apply must reside in Chicago.


For any questions or for further information, please contact Marshall Caal at mcaal@chipublib.org or (312) 747-4210.

Chicago Public Library