Ring Lardner Induction Ceremony
Ring Lardner to Gain Induction to the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
by Donald G. Evans
Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885-Sept. 25, 1933) will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on May 4, 2017 at Newberry Library's Ruggles Hall. Ron Rapoport, veteran sports journalist and editor of a the newly-released The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner, will give the keynote address, and James Lardner (The Nation) will accept the statue on his grandfather’s behalf. Brian Bernardoni, Don DeGrazia, James Finn Garner, Christina Kahrl and Fred Mitchell will also speak. Guests are encouraged to arrive an hour before the program starts for refreshments and a chance to view the Lardner exhibit (including highlights from the Ring Lardner Papers). Sponsors for the event include the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Newberry Library, Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, Society for American Baseball Research—Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter, Chicago Baseball Museum and Bardball.
Free and open to the public.