Join the Chicago Writers Association for a special night to benefit the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
Acclaimed authors Bayo Ojikutu, Marcus Sakey and Don De Grazia will appear as a special guests of honor. Ojikutu's first novel, 47th STREET BLACK (2003) received both the Washington Prize for Fiction and the Great American Book Award. Sakey's first three works have all been optioned for film (Ben Affleck's production company is developing a movie based on Sakey's first novel, THE BLADE ITSELF, and Tobey Maguire has picked up the rights to his third book, GOOD PEOPLE). De Grazia's powerful Chicago epic American Skin has been hailed worldwide as an American classic .
We'll have readings, a silent auction and a raffle. Your ticket gets you unlimited specialty beer selections (Founders, Chimay and Hofbrau) and hearty appetizers (hot wings, grilled cheese bites, hot spinach and cheese dips, and a vegetable tray). We also have a discounted cash bar, appetizers-only option for those who prefer beverages other than beer.
We encourage you to buy tickets in advance, as all tickets are $5 more if purchased at the door.
The silent auction includes dozens of collectible Chicago books, including many signed first editions, as well as manuscript editing services and many, many other terrific items. An up-to-date list of items to be auctioned or raffled is posted to our Windy City Writers blog.
Money raised will help to build the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame. The funds will go to pay: basic infrastructure cost such as Web site development and maintenance; planning and production of the first induction ceremony; acquisition of literary artifacts for the traveling exhibit; and marketing. The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame is a project of the Chicago Writers Association, a federally-registered 501(c)(3) voluntary, not-for-profit organization.
Visit the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Web site for more information. Thank you for your support!
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Chicago Writers Association
The Chicago Writers Association is a federally-registered 501(c)(3) voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the 4 Cs of writing: creativity, commerce, craft and community. CWA strives to:
- Foster a visible, supportive writing community;
- Provide genuine, constructive feedback and access to resources;
- Assist writers at all levels achieve their writing goals;
- Build a bridge to unite all facets of Chicago's diverse literary culture;
- Promote Chicago as a place of literary distinction.
CWA members are both professional published authors and those committed to joining their ranks. We span many genres and styles. We are a welcoming community of those for whom written expression is an integral part of their lives.