Guild Literary Complex



The best way to get involved with the Guild is to attend any of our many free events throughout the year. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be part of the conversation.


Share the Guild with others by bringing them with you to Guild events, forwarding a copy of our newsletter, and encouraging them to join our email list.


Volunteers are vital to the Guild Literary Complex’s efforts, and through volunteering you will have the opportunity to meet new people and learn about Chicago’s vibrant literary scene up close and personal.

Our volunteers help with tasks ranging from programming to operations. Some examples have included: helping us find venues and artists for our events, manning a ticket table, donating design expertise, cooking appetizers for a reception, and introducing us to community leaders, arts organizations and donors.

In addition, our Board of Directors are equally vital to our activities by volunteering their time, talents and resources. They partner with the Guild’s staff to guide programming and operations, steward the Guild’s resources, and act as ambassadors for the Guild’s mission and programming.

If you would like more information about joining the Guild’s Board or volunteering in other ways, please contact us at 877-394-5061 or [email protected]. We welcome your interest and look forward to you introducing yourself to us at an upcoming Guild event.

For employment opportunities or internships, see our Careers & Internships page.


Please consider donating to the Guild.

Donations to the Guild Literary Complex help to:

  • Promote vibrant literature that contributes to society and community
  • Produce programs that engage audiences with dynamic voices and ideas
  • Showcase established and emerging writers in intimate settings
  • Keep programs geographically and economically accessible
  • Archive and disseminate programs beyond the event itself
  • Provide honorariums to our artists



Guild Literary Complex
641 West Lake Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661

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