Special Events


Writers Challenge Grant, the Guild’s Annual Appeal

Each winter we close our season with a fundraising campaign. It’s an opportunity for us to recap our year and debut our plans for the next season, and it often comes with a special matching gift challenge or project initiative. Although we welcome donations all year, the annual appeal is the period when Guild supporters can contribute to a collective campaign.


Annual Benefit

Once a year we celebrate with a special evening of food, drink and conversation with our annual Benefit. It includes a cocktail hour to catch up with old friends and make new ones, followed by a presentation by special guest artists that takes us into their creative process and perspective on art in society. Each year we choose a different theme that reflects our featured speakers and a facet of the Guild’s mission of bringing dynamic juxtapositions of voices and ideas to the Chicago arts scene.


Fuller Award with The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Celebrating Rosellen Brown