Founded in 2014, the Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art takes place in the fall in Chicago and in the winter in Mexico City.


Lit & Luz, Mexico City, 2017

Featuring the Chicago 2016 participants! With new events and additional guests, including Diego Rabasa, Julieta Venegas, and more. Click here for the full list of events.


lit & luz Chicago October, 2016

Themed "Anti-Static/Motion," the 2016 festival featured over eleven events with writers and artists including Guadalupe Nettel, Daniel Saldaña-París, Gabriela Jauregui, Jorge Mendéz-Blake, and many more. Click here for the full list of events and participants.


Lit & Luz Mexico City, February 2016

Mexico City-based writers shared works in progress at Casa Refugio and Museo Tamayo. Participants included Juan Villoro (pictured), Margo Glantz, Mario Bellatin, Miguel Calderón, and many more. Click here for the full line-up, additional info, and photos.


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Lit & Luz Chicago, October 2015

This "mini" festival hosted novelist Mario Bellatin and poet Luis Felipe Fabre, as well as festival co-organizer, Brenda Lozano. The writers were joined by Chicagoans Adam Levin, Duriel Harris, Daniel Borzutzky, Gerardo Cardénas, as well as Joyelle McSweeney.  Plus Elastic Arts Foundation musicians and more. 


lit & Luz Mexico city, February 2015

That time we went to Mexico City, for the first performance.



MAKE Literary Productions introduces the inaugural Lit & Luz Festival featuring Valeria Luiselli, Luis Felipe Fabre, Susana Iglesia, Brenda Lozano, Luis Felipe Fabre, Aguillón-Mata, Verónica Gerber Bicecci, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Daniel Borzutzky, Mauricio Tenorio, Moira Pujols, Tania Candiani, Joel Craig, Kirsten Leenaars, Kathleen Rooney, Fred Sasaki, Marvin Tate, Irvine Welsh, Adam Burke, Ruth Guerra. Through readings, performances, visual art, and the 2014 theme “Archive,” the participants will explore both Chicago and Mexico City’s historical contexts; how we document our lives and our culture in a digital age; and translation between language and artistic mediums. Click here for the event line-up.


Exchange/Intercambio (the precursor to Lit & Luz) Chicago, October 2012

We were just getting started. Click here for more details.