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Events

The Great Gimlet

Saturday, February 24, 2024
7-9 p.m.

Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Registration is now open.

For the fourth straight year, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will host a literary cocktail party. This year it's The Great Gimlet, and the fabulous Colvin House will…

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The Light of Truth: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
3:30-5:30 p.m.

Dominican University
Martin Recital Hall (located in the Fine Arts Building)
7900 W. Division
River Forest, IL 60305

Rana Segal has been filming Chicago Literary Hall of Fame events for nearly a decade, and in that time her substantial body of work has increased steadily. Her latest project is a documentary called…

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Diego Báez, Jacob Saenz, and Pablo E. Ramirez: Public Reading and Signing

Thursday, February 29, 2024
6 p.m. Central Time

Independence Branch, Chicago Public Library
Meeting Room
4024 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618

Chicago writer, educator, and abolitionist Diego Báez will launch his debut poetry collection, Yaguareté White, with a reading that includes fellow poets Jacob Saenz and Pablo E. Ramirez. In Yaguareté White

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Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
5:30-8 p.m.

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Our new Chicago Literary Hall of Fame class of Hamlin Garland, Eunice Tietjens, and E. Donald Two-Rivers will be inducted at a ceremony featuring a lineup that includes Melissa Bradshaw,

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Indie Bookstore Day 2024

Saturday, April 27, 2024
All Day

Indie Bookstore Day is a national celebration in which Chicago plays a starting role. Our city, with its many thriving independent bookstores, offers discounts, giveaways, contests, special offerings, and treats throughout the day. Stay tuned for a complete list of participating bookstores. 


2024 Randall Albers Young Writers Award Ceremony

Saturday, May 11, 2024
2:00PM

Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Reception Hall (lower level)
Chicago, IL 

The Randall Albers Young Writers Award is back for its second year and we can't wait to honor our winners! This year, we'll be presenting awards to young writers of both prose and poetry and…

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American Writers Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

The second American Writers Festival, presented by the American Writers Museum and the Chicago Public Library, will feature "a number of leading contemporary authors, poets, artists, and playwrights." This free literary festival…

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Fuller Award: Patricia Smith

Thursday, July 11, 2024
TBA

The Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

On July 11, Patricia Smith will receive the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's Fuller Award for her lifetime achievements. The ceremony will be free and open to the public. A soon-to-be announced lineup…

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Printers Row Lit Fest 2024

Saturday, September 7 & Sunday, September 8
9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Printers Row neighborhood. 

Printers Row Lit Fest returns for its 39th year. Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will once again host a tent with partners After Hours, Chicago Poetry Center, Chicago Quarterly Review,

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Fuller Award: Alex Kotlowitz

Tuesday, September 24, 2024
TBA

Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642

On September 24, Alex Kotlowitz will become the 17th recipient of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for his lifetime achievements. The ceremony will be free and open to the public,…

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News

Gregory Leifel, Executive Director of the Sanfilippo Foundation, talks with Donald Evans, Founding Executive Editor of the CLHOF, about the beginnings of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and the decade following their award ceremony…

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