BLOG RELEASE: Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 10:17 AM CST
There’s no one I respect and admire more than those who write - an Art that pertains and encompasses all that we ‘adhere’ to in whatever chosen Field we happen to be in and in whatever Passion we follow. Writers & Authors are the Folks who grab my undivided Attention, first and foremost. And, for a very simple Reason. I write too. Writing seems to be ‘in our blood.’ When I think about it, I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t write. Thinking + Writing go hand-in-hand (no pun really intended there).
Granted, there are societies who sadly are not 'as privileged' as we are - who haven’t figured out their ABC’s, but for the vast majority of Earthlings here, Writing is Second Nature to us. It’s #1 on my Hit List for decades now! And for that lengthy multi-word opener, I wish to begin by telling you about
DONALD G. EVANS’ Concept called:
THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME
that will be holding Two (2) Momumental Events slated for October 12 and November 15, 2011.
THE CELEBRITY AUCTION & COCKTAIL PARTY is highlighted by the Appearance & Presence of JANET DAVIES, the Emmy Award-Winning Entertainment & Feature Reporter of ABC Channel 7. Meeting at the awesome Cliff Dwellers Club, this hot spot has been the Setting for countless Art related Parties since its Inception in 1907, over 100 years ago. Just imagine all those Personalities who stared out of its Windows and found Inspiration from the 'Sighs & Sights' of our very own Chicago, Illinois! That's a figure that certainly boggles one's mind, if left to its own vices, advices and devices, which is what Writing is all about. Tickets (priced at the moderate Price of $20 a Piece for this mesmerizing Event) may be purchased at:
Mark your Calendar for October 12, 2011 from 5:30-8 PM.
BY THE WAY: We (i.e.: Donald & his Staff of Coordinators for the 2ND Chicago Literary Hall of Fame) are still collecting Memorabilia for the Celebrity Auction on Wednesday, October 12. In case you would like to make a Contribution that Generosity would be most appreciated.
Later, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (from 6-8 PM CST), The Inductee’s Ceremony is emcee’d by RICK KOGAN of The Chicago Tribune, an Author/Journalist whose Credentials read like a Who’s Who in Writing, as he followed in his Dad’s steps. By the way, while researching Mr. Kogan’s illustrious Career, I found that: “His parents named him Rick and not Richard as a Tribute to Riccardo's, a legendary Chicago restaurant and watering hole that now is known as Stefani's.” Thank you, Wikipedia for the little Jewels & Gems that yield those tidbits & tidbytes we Writers & subsequently, Readers need to know when composing a Page in the best way possible.
As Emcee at the CINDY PRITZER AUDITORIUM located in the Lower Level of the Harold Washington Library, RICK will be hosting The Show whose Inductees include: Cyrus Colter, Theodore Dreiser, Harriet Monroe, Mike Royko, Carl Sandburg & Ida B. Wells.
OK, I’m not exactly thrilled that only 2 of the 6 (or one-third) Inductees are Women, but I admire the mere Idea of what an Institution of this Stature means to Chicago, as a great Cultural Center that millions call ‘Home’and millions visit annually. This is what stands out in my mind for Writers at all levels of Achievement, Age & Agelessness.
To me, as a ‘Natural Born Writer’ since I learned the Alphabet circa 1957, THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME is the most exciting Literary Concept to emerge in Decades, anywhere.
Part of that Reason is because the CLHoF emanates, includes and highlights Chicago;
Part of that Reason is that the CLHoF deals with Writing;
Part of that Reason is that Writing is the Basis of Civilization & Communication;
Part of that Reason is that every Man, Woman & Child has a Story-to-tell that can be put into Words so that they, too, someday can be immortalized into a Hall of Fame (wherever they call ‘Home’) -- perhaps THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME that was created and advanced by the Skill, Imagination & Fortitude of DONALD G. EVANS. Because I created Cartoonists Against Crime ©1991, the International Comic Art Crusade of the 1990s that intersected Art with Words, I can instantly and instinctively see the Positive Effects and Goodwill of THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME.
For those Reasons and a few of your own that can be drawn, I don’t want you to miss these Two Events – History Makers as they very well may become, if you ‘ASK’ me.
Please visit: http://www.chicagoliteraryhof.org/ for more Detail and Insights.
AND IF I MAY ADD &/OR SUGGEST: As a Writer/Author-in-The-Know, you may wish to attend these Events and encourage your Associates to also attend, network and support our Cause.
For any and all pertinent Questions, please feel free to contact our Executive Director & Creator: DONALD G. EVANS at:
IN CLOSING: On behalf of THE CHICAGO LITERARY HALL OF FAME, thank you for your Time & Attention devoted to my word-filled Notice here. Enjoying ‘the Power of the Written Word’ as we both most certainly do, I hope to meet you at the above Events.
ASK: Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith
Screenwriter – Author – Eventologist
Chicago, IL USA