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Chicago is not a city that can be crisply explained, neatly categorized, or easily understood.
Yet through our literature we strive to define our place in the world. Our literature speaks to our city’s diversity, character and heart. In our literature can be found all we love and hate, frozen snapshots of our vast terrain over the years, commentary on our ever-changing culture. In our literature can be found who we are and what we do and where we do it. The value and character of our city is not only reflected in but shaped by our great books.
Our mission is to honor and preserve Chicago’s great literary heritage.
We do this through educational programming, awards, exhibits and other special events, particularly our annual induction ceremony. We are also in the process of creating a repository of detailed information about Chicago’s past, present and future literary life, through such projects as the Chicago Literary Map, the Chicago Book of the Day, and the Chicago Literary Calendar.
Board of Directors
Ellen Placey Wady
2014 Rutledge Writing Award
Friday, April 04, 2014
Are you a Chicago high school student with a story to tell about your neighborhood? You could win a 2014 Rutledge Writing Award.
2013 CLHOF Inductee Class Announced
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Six new inductees elected into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
$2000 Writing Contest for HS Students Announced
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Budding Literary Masters prizes to celebrate the talents of young Chicago writers
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