Rick Kogan hosts The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Ceremony, presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library. The 2011 inductees include Cyrus Colter, Theodore Dreiser, Harriet Monroe, Mike Royko, Carl Sandburg, and Ida B. Wells. This evening of tributes not only pays homage to these six great writers but also celebrates Chicago’s spectacular literary heritage.
A distinguished lineup of participants includesPaul Durica, Reginald Gibbons, Mary Mitchell,Sterling Plumpp, Donna Seaman, and Marc Smith. Also participating are inductee family representatives including Tedi Dreiser Godard (Theodore’s grandniece), David Royko (Mike’s son), Donald Duster (Wells’ grandson), and Harriet Monroe Fetcher Johnson (Harriet’s great grandniece).
Alfano on Fear No ART for
candid interviews with authors Sara Paretsky on Gwendolyn Brooks, Haki
Mudhubhuti on Richard Wright and photographer Art Shay on Nelson Algren during
the inaugural Chicago
Literary Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2010. The 2010 Chicago Literary Awards honored Saul
Bellow, Studs Terkel, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright and
Nelson Algren. The 2nd Annual Chicago Literary Awards, honoring Cyrus Colter,
Theodore Dreiser, Harriet Monroe, Mike Royko, Carl Sandburg and Ida B. Wells
will take place on November 15 at the Harold Washington Library. Click
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