Sunday, July 22, 2018
Meet: Nelson Algren Statue, Polish Triangle at Division, Ashland, and Milwaukee Aves.
End: Lottie’s, 1925 W. Cortland, Chicago
The author of Chicago: City on the Make and The Man with the Golden Arm spent much of his life near the Polish Triangle, and both he and his characters bopped about the Wicker Park… read more
Sunday, August 5, 2018
11:00 to 1:00 pm
Meet and end at the 18th Street Pink Line Stop
Stuart Dybek, Ana Castillo, and Sandra Cisneros are among the legendary living Chicago writers with strong associations to the Pilsen neighborhood. On this tour we'll place their lives and literature, along with other notable figures,… read more
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meet at the Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Avenue.
End: Hemingway's Birthplace, 339 North Oak Park Avenue.
Oak Park, a sleepy conservative village when Ernest Hemingway was a child, has evolved in the last century to become a bedrock of liberal thought. This tour explores Oak Park's significance in litreature for more… read more
Friday, August 10, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Downtown Chicago, with important cultural institutions like the Chicago Cultural Center, Harold Washington Library, Art Institute, and the Fine Arts Building, features a wide array of historic literary… read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
2:00 to 4:00
Meet: Newberry Library, 80 West Walton Street
End: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street
In its heyday, when debates raged in Bughouse Square and ideas bounced about the Dil Picke Club, Chicago's Gold Coast featured a wide array of vibrant, joyous, and culturaly significant literary spots. Even today, the… read more
Saturday, September 15, 2018
1700 E. 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
On Sept. 15, 2018, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will host a fundraiser in the fabulous penthouse party room of the 1700 Building. All proceeds from the evening will go to fund programming throughout… read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
61 W. Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Stuart Dybek, considered among the best short story writers of his generation and also acclaimed for his poetry, will be honored with a Fuller Award for lifetime achievement at the Poetry Foundation on… read more