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Events

Chicago in Verse: A Discussion of Poetry and Our City

Sunday, May 15, 2022
5:30 p.m.

Millenium Room
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602

Carlos Cumpián leads a discussion of Chicago poetry as he and panelists Angela Jackson, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Johanny Vázquez Paz give a sneak preview of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's…

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Induction Ceremony (Class of 2020)

Thursday, May 19, 2022
7 p.m. CDT

The Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Program pdf

Register now for the induction ceremony at the Poetry Foundation on Thursday, May 19.

When the pandemic shut down live programming back in early 2020, we…

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Official Launch: Wherever I’m At: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Monday, June 13, 2022
7 p.m. CDT

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
Performance Penthose
The University of Chicago
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

A new poetry anthology, edited by Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Founding Executive Director Donald G. Evans and the late Robin Metz, will be celebrated at this official launch party. More than 100…

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If You Want Something Done Right….

Thursday, July 7, 2022
7-8 p.m.

via Zoom

CLHOF Founder and Executive Director Donald G. Evans leads a roundtable discussion about the state of the publishing industry, with authors Charles Fiore and TBD (her pseudonym). All participants are accomplished writers whose experiences…

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Chicago’s Poetic History

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
6 p.m.

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

Wherever I'm At — An Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Author, critic and scholar Richard Guzman leads a panel discussion that ties history and verse, with several contributors to the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s new poetry anthology. Panelists include 2015 Fuller Award winner…

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Youth Writing Workshop in Woodlawn

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
4-6 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Church of Chicago
6400 S. Kimbark Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, in partnership with Stories Matter Foundation and The First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, will offer a one-day workshop. The workshop is geared toward teenagers and expects to…

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Youth Writing Workshop in Chinatown

Monday, July 25, 2022
1 p.m.

Chinese American Service League
2141 S. Tan Ct.
Chicago, IL 60616

Story Matters Foundation and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will team up with CASL for a free youth writing workshop. Participants will get the opportunity to learn simple craft lessons as they…

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Rick Kogan: Fuller Award for lifetime achievement

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
7-9 p.m.

Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Head and shoulders shot of Rick Kogan wearing glasses with chin resting on folded hands.

Rick Kogan started working as a reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times at the age of 16 and for the past half century has continued to turn out bylines in our city’s most important daily…

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Induction Ceremony (Class of 2021)

Thursday, November 3, 2022
6:30-7:45 p.m.

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

CLHOF formally inducts Carol Shields, Ethel Payne, and Ray Bradbury. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Check back soon for the complete lineup, as well…

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News

CLHOF Gets Its Own Poem While You Wait

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Take a look at the poem Kathleen Rooney wrote for and about the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. Also, jump over to our blog to read about Poems While You Wait.

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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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The board of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has approved a three-year grant to the Chicago Literary Hall Of Fame to support general operations. The Donnelley Foundation makes "multi-year, general operating grants…

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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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