The Chicago Urban Book Expo was started by national bestselling author, Jessica N. Watkins, in 2015. Since, this book festival has grown into the largest in the Chicago-land area featuring African-American authors. Readers attend from across the country to meet some of their favorite authors of African-American literature! Free to all readers, the atmosphere is fun, with a soundtrack by the hottest Djs in Chicago, and lively, fueled by tasty libations.