Blog - Write This Down
Nominee, 2016 Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
(May 7, 1888-Sept. 17, 1958)
It seemed to me like trying to walk on the Atlantic Ocean to obtain recognition in the literary world.
The son of a Chicago railroad porter, Johnson produced three acclaimed self-published books of poetry, as well as a collection of short stories, a collection of essays and several plays. He also founded several literary magazines. Though Johnson spent much of his life in Chicago (both as a child and student, including undergraduate studies at Northwestern University), his work is credited as a forbearer to Harlem Renaissance writers like Langston Hughes.
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Hemingway Juniors Literary Contest Open For 14-18-Year-Old Writers
Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, in partnership with the Oak Park Art League and the Chicago Writers Association, announces the Hemingway Juniors literary contest.
Free Books, Free Booze, Free Food on Back-to-Back Nights
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
There will be free just about everything, including some books, at the Rane Arroyo tribute April 20 and the Floyd Dell panel discussion April 21.
1001 Donors in Chicago
Thursday, April 07, 2016
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame just launched a fundraiser in which it seeks a lot of little donations. Money will go to sustain operations and programming for at least another year.
Fuller Award: Rosellen Brown
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Dozens of admirers will pay tribute to Rosellen Brown as she receives the CLHOF’s Fuller Award for lifetime achievement. Brown's work includes poetry, novels, short stories and a play.
Chicago Literary Legends Salon: Stuart Dybek
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Author Stuart Dybek, one of Chicago’s most decorated and adored living literary figures, will discuss his career as a short story writer, novelist and poet. In conversation with Donald G. Evans.
Great Chicago Books Club: Frederick Brown’s The Fabulous Clipjoint
Saturday, October 22, 2016
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame president, Richard Reeder, leads a discussion about Frederick Brown’s 1947 Edgar Award-winning novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint.
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