Sunday, September 19, 2021
In this, our 11th season, and after a year-long posponement due to the health pandemic, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will a new class on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at City Lit Theater. Frank London Brown, Jeanette Howard Foster, and Carlos Cortez represent the 2019 class, along with Gene Wolfe, who, as a former Fuller Award honoree, gained automatic induction upon his death. Co-presenters for the ceremony include the American Writers Museum, Poetry Foundation, Guild Literary Complex, National Museum of Mexican Art, Third World Press, Open Books, Chicago History Museum, Columbia College Chicago and Cliff Dwellers. The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation provides ongoing support.
Kathie Bergquist will emcee the ceremony. Kathleen Rooney, Carlos Cumpián, Tracy Baim, and Valya Dudycz Lupescu will be among the speakers. Debra E. Brown-Thompson, the oldest daughter of Frank London Brown, and Therese Wolfe-Goulding, Gene Wolfe’s daugher, will be on hand to accept statues. The event is free, but open only to those vaccinated against Covid-19. Registration is required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7. City Lit Theater, a 99-seat venue, will fill up quickly, so we recommend advance registration to guarantee your place.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
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…read more
Thursday, October 28, 2021
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…read more
Friday, December 10, 2021
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's major 2021 fundraiser will again feature live auctions, readings, and literary trivia. Bid early on a range of items, including books, artwork, dining certificates, conference registrations, and a lot…read more
Saturday, February 26, 2022
The Illinois unit of the Federal Writers Project employed some of Chicago’s finest literary minds, most before they were known to the general public. Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, Studs Terkel, Margaret Walker, Sam Ross, Arna…read more