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Illinois Woman’s Press Association is a proud sponsor of this event, celebrating one of our historically notable members. Click here to access our Wikipedia page for Fanny’s IWPA story.

Fanny Butcher: (September 13, 1888 – May 1887), for four decades a writer and critic for the Chicago Tribune, will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame on May 11, 2017 at Newberry Library‘s Ruggles Hall. Liesl, Olson will give the keynote presentation, and John Bokum will accept the award on his aunt’s behalf. Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Bubon, IWPA’s Historian and Archivist Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, Toni Nealie and Emily Victorson will also give tributes.

Guests are encouraged to arrive an hour before the program start for refreshments and a chance to view the Butcher exhibit (including highlights from the Fanny Butcher Papers). Co-sponsors for the event include the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Newberry Library, The Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association.

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. She was also a praised book reviewer, and published her memoir Many Lives, One Love in 1971.

This event is FREE for all to attend.

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