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 work is widely anthologized and has earned Gibbons many prestigious literary honors, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Carl Sandburg Prize, and the Folger Shakespeare Library’s 2004 O. B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize. Reg will become the tenth Chicago author to receive the Fuller Award for his lifetime achievements as an author, scholar, teacher, and institution builder. The event is free and open to the public. Ydalmi Noriega will emcee the event, which includes speakers Michael Warr, Angela Jackson, Chris Abani, and Stuart Dybek. Alex Kotlowitz will lead a conversation with Reg following his acceptance speech. Registration is now open.
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame co-presented this award with the Newberry Library, American Writers Museum, Poetry Foundation, Northwestern University, Chicago Public Library, Guild Literary Complex, The MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Four Way Books, Third World Press, The University of Chicago Press, Columbia College Chicago, The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Louisiana State University Press, Greater Reach Consulting, and the National Museum of Mexican Art. The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation provides ongoing support.