LEGEND: Donald refers to: DONALD G. EVANS, the Visionary/Author behind The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
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So DONALD, how R U going to top last night? That's what I'd like to know. For awhile there, I was wondering: Why Dead Authors. In a population of so many tens of thousands of writers – in a general population of some 3 million people – in the 3RD most cultural, cosmo-metropolitan area in America, couldn’t U find somebody ALIVE to shine the light on?
But I wasn’t going to say anything to you directly since the CLHoF is your Idea and I figured U had really good ‘n solid Reasons to host those Authors & Writers, post mortem. Plus, I didn’t want to ‘hurt’ your feelings and/or start an argument.
Then, last night after attending your 2ND Annual Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Event, it all gelled. It’s those Authors who give Chicago its uniqueness and flavor – the ones who carved out our people – our citizens – our neighborhoods – our ideals – our appeal – our magnetism. It’s their Families & Friends who keep their Spirits alive as we read and refer to those Words – never really lost as long as they are immortalized on the page – whether the page is paper or cyber.
The Program was terrific. For those People that didn't experience it, I highly suggest they mark their Calendar for #3 in 2012 - altho Third Time's THE CHARM – in this case it was #2 – your Event of yesterday - November 15TH made so many people happy as well cementing what Writing & Reading is all about for a Civilization & Society.
And, I highly suggest they (namely Teachers in the Chicago Public School & University Levels) across our City as well as the USA read the BAL: Books, Articles & Literature penned by: Cyrus Colter; Theo Dreiser; Harriet Monroe; Mike Royko; Carl Sandburg & Ida B. Wells, your Inductees for 2011-2012. I know I plan to…
Continued Success, Donald!
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11-16-2011 - 11:33 AM CST
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