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Chicago Fall (2020) Fit/Lit

September 15-December 1, 2020

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Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Fit/Lit returns for the fall and early winter, and the new session is open to all ages. After a successful inaugural session (and requests from the adults to be…

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Induction Ceremony (Class of 2019)

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
6:30-7:45 p.m.

City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Since our inaugural ceremony in 2010, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame has annually inducted a class of new authors. In this, our 10th season, we will induct and honor four authors into the pantheon…

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Michele Morano and Panel Discuss the Essay Form

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
6-7 p.m.

Via YouTube Live
Sponsored by the Chicago Public Library
 

Chicago author Michele Morano, whose new "memoir in essays" Like Love was recently released, will join a discussion on the essay via the Chicago Public Library's YouTube Live channel. Moderator Karen Babine…

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Fuller Award: Reginald Gibbons

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
5-7:30 p.m.

Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Reginald Gibbons's prolific writing career has included publication of ten full-length poetry collections; a short story collection and a novel; numerous essays, reviews, columns, and translations; and as editor a myriad of anthologies. His…

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American Gun Poetry Launch

Friday, November 20, 2020
6-7:30 p.m.

Via Zoom
Link to Come

American Gun: A Poem by 100 Chicagoans, launches just before Thanksgiving with an event designed to provide a hint at the book's power and reach. Big Shoulders Books, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame,…

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Great Chicago Books Club: Kathleen Rooney

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Private Residence

Chicago, IL (Streeterville neighborhood)

The Great Chicago Books Club kicks off its 2020 calendar with another.....great Chicago book. Kathleen Rooney's O, Democracy! is not only a contemporary classic, but it touches on so many themes percolating in…

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Fuller Award: Luis Alberto Urrea

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
6-8:30 p.m.

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis Alberto Urrea is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of 17 books, winning numerous awards for his…

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Nighthawks

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
7 p.m.

Hamburger Mary's
155 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Edward Hopper's painting Nighthawks, which hangs in the Art Institute, has been the subject of much literary exploration. Stuart Dybek and Joyce Carol Oates are among the authors who've used…

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Great Chicago Books Club: Timuel D. Black

POSTPONED: RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
4-6 p.m.

Private Residence
Chicago, IL (Hyde Park neighborhood)

Timuel D. Black, at 101 years old, continues to add to his legacy as a remarkable Civil Rights activist, oral historian, educator, and writer. His 2019 memoir, Sacred Ground: The Chicago Streets of…

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News

1001 DONORS IN CHICAGO

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Here’s what we’re asking:
Give a minimum of $10. (Give more if you’re able, but understand that lots of small donations WILL make a difference)
Most importantly, we’d like to hear from you!…
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CHLOF Named Finalist for Oak Park and River Forest Spotlight Award

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
5:00 - 7:00pm

Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, Illinois

Decal sent to the CHLOF by the Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame has been selected as a finalist for the Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Award in the Community Character category. The winners will be announced at the OPRF Chamber of Commerce's annual Spotlight Awards ceremony, October 9, 5:00pm at the historic Nineteenth Century Club on Forest Ave., just north of Lake Street in Oak Park. For more information about the event, click here.

The OPRF Chamber of Commerce describes the awards on their website:

"The 3rd Annual Business Spotlight Awards recognizes and celebrates businesses and community organizations across six categories of leadership. The program is open to all businesses in the Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities.

Community Character

This is a business or organization reflective of our community - unique, creative, smart, one-of-a-kind, supportive, fun, successful. The kind that epitomizes the spirit of who we are."

Representatives of the CLHOF will attend the October 9 event.

"The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is honored to be named a finalist for an Oak Park - River Forest Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Award," said Donald G. Evans, Founding Executive Director of the CLHOF. "We work hard to celebrate and preserve Chicago's great literary heritage through our events, website, literary tours, and outreach programs such as sponsoring Margot McMahon's Gwendolyn Brooks sculpture in Brooks Park, and the "From the Porch" poetry workshops for children, inspired by that sculpture."


Chicago Community Trust Acting Up Award

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Chicago, June 20, 2018 – The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (CLHOF) has been awarded a Chicago Community Trust (CCT) Acting Up grant to help fund its proposed “From the Porch of Gwendolyn Brooks” program.…

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CLHOF Installs Sculpture of Gwendolyn Brooks in Brooks Park.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Gwendolyn Brooks Park
4542 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, in partnership with sculptor Margot McMahon, Chicago Park District, the Poetry Foundation, and Brooks Permissions, celebrated the landmark installation in Brooks Park. The installation…

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CLHOF Receives IACA Support Grant

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) has awarded the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame a grant of $1,000 from Federal funds for general operating support. The Illinois Arts Council Agency is a government…

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