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PRIVATE DONATIONS: The CWA is pursuing grants for the project, but also needs private donations to thrive. Money raised through private donations will go to pay: basic infrastructure costs such as Website development and maintenance; planning and production of the first induction ceremony; acquisition of literary artifacts for the traveling exhibit; and marketing. Small donations are vital to sustain the organization and ensure its mission will continue to move forward. Larger donations, of course, expand the Hall’s possibilities and speed up the process. Please use
to make your donation, please send a check to: Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 641 W. Lake St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601.
VOLUNTEERS: With the Hall in its infancy, there are many opportunities to help shape and build its future. We need many volunteers to lend their talents to help raise funds, stage and market events, create Web content, and generally contribute ideas to make the Hall of Fame better. If you’re interested in being part of the volunteer staff, please send an email to Don Evans at
, along with you’re a brief summary of your interests and expertise.
ARTISTIC PARTNERS: Once the six writers are selected for the initial induction ceremony, we’ll begin to assemble tributes for the traveling exhibit and 2010 ceremony. In particular, we’d like painters, sculptors and other artists to accept the task of producing original work. We’ll also need performers to take part in the ceremony. Please contact Don Evans at
with a brief summary of your background and your ideas for realizing these two goals.
BUSINESS PARTNERS: We need hosts to help us put on a series of fundraising events, such as silent auctions, workshops, readings, and dinners. If you own a business, such as a bookstore, restaurant or bar, that would like to host an event, please contact Don Evans at
SUGGESTIONS: We welcome all input about the Hall of Fame, including feedback on the Web site, the selection process, expansion of categories, and fundraising events. Send ideas to:
CLHOF to Launch New Website
Monday, May 01, 2017
Thanks to a generous grant from Illinois Humanities, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is in the process of building a new website, with an expansive literary map as its centerpiece.
Great Chicago Books Club Hits Re-set
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Great Chicago Books Club relaunches with Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, his debut novel about assistant prosecuting attorney Rusty Sabich’s murder defense.
Scott Turow at Cliff Dwellers: Limited Tickets Available
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Cliff Dwellers welcomes CLHOF supporters for The Stories We Tell Ourselves: A Salon with Scott Turow. The $45 registration fee includes the program, plus a generous buffet dinner.
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