Acclaimed author Ana Castillo will be awarded the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for her lifetime achievement as an author, activist, educator, and scholar. She joins an illustrious list of 11 other Chicago writers to receive the award. Poet Mark Turcottewill emcee the ceremony; author Sandra Jackson-Okopu and scholar Jane Hseu will be among the speakers; actor/director Henry Godinez will perform a reading; and author/publisher Christine Rice will lead a conversation with Ana. In addition to the American Writers Museum, several partners will present the award alongside the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, including the Guild Literary Complex, DePaul University, Dominican University, Hypertext Magazine, and Hilton/Asmus Contemporary.
This is an in-person event. Proof of vaccination along with a valid ID are required to enter. Masks that cover your nose and mouth are also required throughout the American Writers Museum regardless of vaccination status. This program will also be livestreamed, register for the live online broadcast here.
The Blue Hour Poetry Reading and Workshop is February 16 at 6:15 PM! Featuring poets Ola Faleti and Jamaal May. To learn more and to register for the event, click here.