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Supporting Independent Bookstores in Chicago

Thursday, April 2, 2020

By Allison Manley

The Chicago literary community thrives on its independent bookstores. At independent bookstores, you can attend readings and events featuring Chicago authors as well as authors from around the world. You can meet other book lovers and make lifelong friends. You can discover your new favorite books.

If you’re like us and you want to support these institutions despite our homebound…

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What Do You Mean There’s Nothing to Do?

Monday, March 23, 2020

By Donald G. Evans

Chicago’s literary community stands as one of the most productive and supportive in the entire world, and they prove it each and every day, including and maybe most importantly during times of crisis. Here is quick rundown of a few initiatives I’ve stumbled across as I join you all in a period of staying productive while staying put. Send me…

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Program Set for CLHOF’s 5th Annual Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scholars, Artists and Family to be Present

What: CLHOF's 5th Annual Induction Ceremony

When: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 7–9 p.m.

Where: Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor

How: Register to Ensure Your Seating

PROGRAM

  • Rick Kogan — Opening Remarks
  • Herbert K. Russell — Presenting for Edgar Lee Masters
  • Nellie Ognacevic — Reading Lydia Puckett, Pauline Barrett and Lucinda Matlock from Spoon River…

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2014 CLHOF Nominees Named

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The official list is now complete: a total of 42 authors, including 12 first-timers, will be considered for induction later this year. Top candidates for the Class of 2014 include Edgar Lee Masters, Shel

Shel Silverstein

Silverstein and David Hernandez, all of whom were named on three separate ballots. Margaret Anderson and Floyd Dell were named on two ballots each. Other candidates, such as Edgar…

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Event: AWM Celebrates Chicago Authors with Brooks Readings

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The American Writers Museum's new exhibit From Our Neighborhoods: Four Chicago Writers Who Changed America features two-thirds of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's inaugural inductee class. The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame has contributed to the curation of the exhibit and is a co-sponsor of the youth writing contest being administered as part of the programming. More information about the Rutledge Writing Award and a…

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Nelson Algren Committee Hosts 25th Annual Birthday Party

Saturday, March 29, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NELSON ALGREN!

Tonight, for the 25th straight year, the Nelson Algren Committee will celebrate the author’s birthday at 2418 W. Bloomingdale. It’s open to the public, with a suggested donation to the committee of ten bucks (five for students).

The party, which runs from 7 until around 10:30 p.m., will have a little of everything—music, literary readings, even a film preview (The End is…

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