Thursday, May 4, 2017
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
200 S. Michigan Ave., Penthouse, Chicago
Ron Rapoport, longtime sportswriter and author, will be the honored guest at a special Cliff Dwellers luncheon on May 4. Ron is in town from Los Angeles to give keynote remarks at Ring Lardner’s induction into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame later that evening at Newberry Library, and also to promote his new book, Ring Lardner’s Lost Journalism. A buffet lunch will be served at noon, and around 1 p.m. Ron will deliver a talk about Ring Lardner’s legendary literary and journalistic career. Volumes Bookcafé will be on hand to sell his new book, which the University of Nebraska Press is releasing later this month. Ron will happily sign copies of the book at the conclusion of his talk.
The price for the luncheon and program is $30. Reservations are required, and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 312.922.8080.
Ron was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los Angeles Daily News and was sports commentator for National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition Saturday." He also wrote about sports for the Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press in New York and San Francisco. He is the recipient of the Ring Lardner Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner, which contains the best of Lardner’s journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era—from Jack Dempsey’s fights to the World Series and even an America’s Cup—he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life.