Donors, Partners, and Friends 


Thank you to all of our community and foundation donors! Sponsors of the Guild Literary Complex support diverse, divergent, and emerging writers from all over Chicago, and shape a dynamic culture with guest authors from around the United States and the world.

For more information on contributing to the Guild as an individual or corporate sponsor, please contact us at

Corporate Partners

Bridgeport Mind & Body

Homan Square


Wicker Park Bucktown SSA #33 (administered by WPB Chamber of Commerce)

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and culture and The University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Brooksday Sponsors (2013 – 2017)

American Writers Museum

Brooks Permissions

City of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel Mayer

Chicago Department of Cultural Affair and Special Events

Chicago Tribune Printer’s Row Lit Fest

Creative Quadrant 

Chicago Writers Association

Department of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago

English Department at DePaul University

Eric Shropshire Photography

Greenline Cafe

Lucky Prints

Northwestern University 

Omni Owl Productions

Our Miss Brooks 100

Poetry Foundation

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Sharper Dot Printing Inc.

Studio 31

Third World Press

Vanille Chicago

Writing Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Foundation Support

Chicago Community Trust

CityArts grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE)

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation (MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture)

Illinois Arts Council (a state agency)

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The Poetry Foundation

Partners and Friends

Academy of American Poets

American Writers Museum 

Arena Cultural

Art Against War

Barbara’s Bookstore

Beverly Arts Center

The Book Cellar

Brooks Permissions

Cave Canem

The Center on Halsted

Chicago Artists  Resource (CAR)

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP)

Chicago Slam Works

Chopin Theatre

Contratiempo Magazine

DePaul Art Museum (DPAM)

Experimental Station

Four Way Books

Fulton Street Collective

Hairpin Arts Center

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago

Letras Latinas of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame

La Bruquena restaurant

Lincoln Hall

Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center at the University of Illinois Chicago

Rosa’s Lounge

Open Books

Printers Ball

Printers Row Lit Fest

South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC)

Third World Press

Tianguis Books

The University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

University of Iowa’s International Writers Program

Voice of the City

Women & Children First

Young Chicago Authors