Sunday, August 6, 2023
Oak Park, IL
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame survives and thrives because of our wonderful army of supporters, including volunteers, board members, associate board members, our advisory council, and donors. Throughout the year, speakers and writers and educators and administrators lend their time to our various programs. Our regular independent contractors, such as printers and designers, go above and beyond the call of duty. We are only here because of the enormous generosity and talent of these people. Least we could do was throw them a party. We gathered in an Oak Park backyard in a few gracious hours between one rainstorm and another. Other than a light drizzle and lots of clouds, it was a fine summer day. We ate, drank, and listened to Anne-Marie Akin's superb music, including her original, "What Do You Do with a Drunken Writer?" and a duet with Ugochi Nwaogwugwu of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds."