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CHICAGO – March 28, 2017 — Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (CLHOF) and Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) are proud to announce the induction of Chicago Tribune writer and critic Fanny Butcher into the CLHOF. A celebratory event will be held at Newberry Library in Ruggles Hall at 5pm on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. Keynote remarks will be delivered by Liesl Olsen, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library.

For four decades longtime IWPA member Fanny Butcher (September 13, 1888 – May 1987) was a notable presence on Chicago’s literary scene. She moved to The Windy City 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. She was also a praised book reviewer, and published her memoir Many Lives, One Love in 1971.

John Bokum will accept the induction award on his aunt’s behalf. Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Bubon, IWPA Historian/Archivist Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, Toni Nealie and Emily Victorson will also give tributes.

Guests are encouraged to arrive an hour before the 6pm official program start time for refreshments and a chance to view the Butcher exhibit (including highlights from the Fanny Butcher Papers). Sponsors for the event include the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Newberry Library, The Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, and Illinois Woman’s Press Association.

For more information, visit the Newberry Library event page. The event is free and open to the public.

For information about the event or CLHOF, contact Don Evans at dgevans@chicagoliteraryhof.org. Visit the IWPA website for more information on this historically important communications organization.