Join the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on Saturday, December 7, as our invited guest at our 4th Annual Induction Ceremony hosted at Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. This event is free and open to the public. You will be treated to a night of socializing, quality entertainment, and lasting memories as you help us recognize the important contributions of the Hall of Fame’s fourth class of inductees:
- L. Frank Baum
- Leon Forrest
- Edna Ferber
- Ben Hecht
- John H. Johnson
- Thornton Wilder
Elysabeth Alfano, host of The Dinner Party, will emcee this year’s event,
which features presentations by:
Performances will be given by:
David Eigenberg: Star of NBC’s drama Chicago Fire and former star of the Emmy-winning series Sex and the City.
Lynne Jordan: World-wide performer whom the late Chicago film critic Roger Ebert declared his “favorite diva.”
Marco Maltbia: Poet, author, songwriter, singer, producer, community activist and minister known to many as “Marco The Poet,” and one of the first poets ever to be nominated for a Stellar Award.
Joe Meno: Winner of the Nelson Algren Literary Award, the Great Lakes Book Award, and the Society of Midland Author’s Fiction Prize as well as a finalist for the Story Prize.
Bob Baum: Great grandson of L. Frank Baum
Marianne Forrest: Widow of Leon Forrest
Julie Gilbert: Grand niece of Edna Ferber, commenting via videotape
David Spadafora: President of the Newberry Library, holder of the Hect papers
Charles Schwartz: Friend of the Ferber family
Tappan Wilder: Nephew of Thornton Wilder
To learn more about the host of this event, visit the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s website at www.chicagoliteraryhof.org.