Lit & Luz 2016, Chicago

Oct 11, 2016


Lit & Luz returns this October! Featured participants include Daniel Saldaña París,
Gabriela Jauregui, Guadalupe Nettel, Jorge Méndez Blake, and Writer in Residence, Luis Felipe Fabre

Details to come! Find out more about past festivals and participants on our sister website  LITLUZ.COM.

About the Lit & Luz Festival

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.

People MAKE this happen

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MAKE Literary Productions


Managing Editor

Katrina Sogaard Anderson


Assistant Managing Editor

R. Josh Watkins


Online Editor

Mairead Case


Fiction Editor

Kamilah Foreman


Nonfiction Editor

Kathryn Scanlan


Poetry Editor

Joel Craig


Intercambio Poetry Editor

Daniel Borzutzky


Intercambio Prose Editor

Brenda Lozano


Latin American Art Portfolio Editor

Alejandro Almanza Pereda


Reviews Editor

Mark Molloy


Art Portfolio Editor

Stacie Johnson


Creative Director

Johnathan Crawford


Graphic Design + Art Direction

Joshua Hauth, Hauthwares


Proofreader/Copy Editor

Sarah Kramer


Associate Editors

LC Fiore

Kerstin Schaars


Contributing Editors

Kyle Beachy

Don De Grazia

Steffi Drewes

Kathleen Rooney



Jim Kourlas



MAKE Literary Productions, NFP

Co-directors, Sarah Dodson and Joel Craig

Development Associate, Natalie Edwards