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Fuller Award Ceremony: Stuart Dybek

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7-9 p.m.

Poetry Foundation

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 Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7--9:30 p.m. Dybek grew up in Chicago’s Little Village and has written extensively about Chicago, particularly in his brilliant short story collections A Childhood and Other Neighborhoods, The Coast of Chicago, Paper Lantern: Love Stories, and Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories. His novel-in-stories, I Sailed with Magellan, as well as his two poetry collections, Brass Knuckles and Streets in their Own Ink, also explore the city. Dybek’s many literary awards include MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, a Pen/Malamud Award, and a Lannan Prize. He has been Northwestern University’s Distinguished Writer in Residence for the past decade. Speakers from throughout the literary community will pay tribute to Dybek, including Bill Savage, Henry Bienen, Donna Seaman, Mark Turcotte, Alex Kotlowitz, Malcolm O’Hagan, Rachel Jamison Webster, Reginald Gibbons, Mary Dempsey, Dennis Zacek, and Scott Turow. A reception will follow the program. Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 and it’s advisable to arrive early.

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