Details to come! Find out more about past festivals and participants on our sister website LITLUZ.COM.
Held each fall in Chicago and each February in Mexico City, the Lit & Luz Festival is a unique series of readings, discussions, and performances featuring renowned authors from the United States and Mexico. The festival highlights new translations and artistic collaborations that promote contemporary literature from both countries.
Begun in 2014, the Lit & Luz Festival grew out of the pages of MAKE magazine’s Intercambio portfolio. This Spanish-language cultural exchange has appeared in every issue since its debut in 2012 and has featured over 40 writers to date, many in English translation for the first time.
Lit & Luz is produced by MAKE Literary Productions, NFP.
Managing Director: Nuria Sheehan
Co-directors: Sarah Dodson and Brenda Lozano
Artistic Director: Gerardo Cárdenas
Associate Artistic Directors: Daniel Borzutzky, Joel Craig, and Ireri Rivas
Media Director: Jennifer Patiño Cervantes
Production and Logistics: Stephanie Manriquez
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Lit & Luz partners include the University of Chicago’s Katz’s Center for Mexican Studies, Northwestern University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Center for the Writing Arts at Northwestern, contratiempo, Loyola University’s Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program and The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Poetry Foundation, 7Vientos Books, Roosevelt University, Sector 2337, Ugly Duckling Presse and Señal, ACRE, and Asymptote Journal.