Guild Literary Complex joins
The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame in celebrating Fanny Butcher
Miss Chicago, Lady Midwest: Fanny Butcher’s Induction to CLHOF
May 11, 2017
5 p.m. Reception and Special Exhibit Viewing
6-7:15 p.m. Ceremony
Ruggles Hall at Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

 Longtime Tribune Literary Critic Fanny Butcher

to Be Inducted into Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Fanny Butcher: (September 13, 1888 – May 1887), for four decades a writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on May 11, 2017 at Newberry Library’s Ruggles Hall. Liesl Olson will give the keynote presentation, and John Bokum will accept the award on his aunt’s behalf. Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Bubon, Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, Toni Nealie, and, Emily Victorson will also give tributes.

Guests are encouraged to arrive an hour before the program start for refreshments and a chance to view the Butcher exhibit (including highlights from the Fanny Butcher Papers). Sponsors for the event include the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Newberry Library, The Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, and Illinois Woman’s Press Association.

Butcher moved to Chicago as a child and graduated from the University of Chicago. Throughout her career at the Tribune, she worked as a society editor, club editor, crime reporter, and fashion editor. She was also a praised book reviewer, and published her memoir Many Lives, One Love in 1971.

Partners: Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Chicago Writers Association, Guild Literary Complex, Illinois Women’s Press Association

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