5 pm reception and pop-up exhibition of Fanny Butcher materials: 6 pm program
Fanny Butcher (September 13, 1888 - May 11, 1987), for four decades a writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the Newberry Library.
- Liesl Olson will give the keynote presentation
- John Bokum will accept the award on his aunt’s behalf.
Other speakers giving tributes will include:
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. Carl Sandburg called her “Miss Chicago, Lady Midwest.” She was also a praised book reviewer, and published her memoir Many Lives, One Love in 1971.
Guests are encouraged to arrive at 5 pm for refreshments and a chance to view the Butcher pop-up exhibit, including highlights from the Fanny Butcher Papers.
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.