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2014-07-14 16:22:30

CHICAGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patti Smith, known as the "Godmother of Punk" for her ability to fuse rock music and poetry, has been honored with the 2014 Chicago Tribune Literary Award. The award will be presented on November 1 as part of a day of literary events co-presented by the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row program and the 25(th) annual Chicago Humanities Festival. Hailed as the queen of the American punk movement, Smith is an author, poet, artist and...

2014-05-16 12:25:59

CHICAGO, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune is gearing up for the 30(th) anniversary celebration of Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free literary event in the Midwest. This year's headlining authors include 2014 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award winner James Patterson, Stuart Dybek, Marlo Thomas, Walter Mosley, Lorrie Moore, Colson Whitehead and many more. Held in the historic Printers Row neighborhood along Dearborn between Congress and Polk Streets, the...

2014-04-17 08:23:34

Grants target Central and Southern Illinois communities hardest hit by last November's tornadoes CHICAGO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois Tornado Relief Effort campaign, in partnership with WGN Radio, Chicago Tribune, WGN-TV and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, has raised more than $880,000, from nearly 7,200 generous donors. With matching funds from the McCormick Foundation and all expenses covered by the partners and the Foundation, over $1.1 million has...

2014-04-14 12:30:40

CHICAGO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicago Tribune announced today that James Patterson is the winner of its 2014 Young Adult Literary Award, in recognition of his efforts to encourage, inspire and motivate children to read. The annual award acknowledges the power of literacy in the lives of young adults specifically. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140414/72998 "The Tribune carries on a great literary tradition, and we believe that the written word can transform...

Word of the Day
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'