Chicago Literary Hall of Fame honors Eugene Field
Wednesday, June 21st, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame began in 2008 as a project of the Chicago Writer’s Association. It seeks to honor and preserve Chicago’s great literary heritage through educational programming, awards, exhibits and other special events, particularly the annual induction ceremonies. This year, Chicago Literary Hall of Fame inducts Eugene Field, a popular humorist and newspaperman often called the "Poet of Childhood." Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850, Field lived and wrote in Chicago from 1883 until his death in 1895.
Our events are first come, first served and capacity is limited. We only allow late admittance during a pre-determined program break.
This exhibition showcases highlights from the literary archives of Gwendolyn E. Brooks (1917–2000), Illinois Poet Laureate and the first black winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Brooks’s papers include youthful poetry and prose, scrapbooks of pieces she published as a young woman, extensive correspondence with a significant roster of other writers, and manuscript drafts and proofs, especially after she left mainstream publishing to produce her works with black-owned presses.