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Writing the Next Chapter

Chicago novelists Patricia Skalka, Lynn Sloan and Joyce Burns Zeiss will talk about writing as a second career, in a Society of …

Meet our authors at Printers Row

The Printers Row Lit Fest isn’t just one of the region’s biggest literary events — it’s also a chance to buy autographed …

100 Years of Midland Authors

The Society of Midland Authors turns 100 years old in 1915. As we celebrate our centennial, we’ll publish stories about our history …

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2014 Chicago Book Expo

The Chicago Book Expo — a free pop-up bookstore and literary extravaganza — is happening from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on …

Cristina Henríquez, left (photo by Michael Lionstar), and Rebecca Makkai, right (photo by Philippe Matsas)

Announcing Our Fall Events

The Society of Midland Authors announces its fall 2014 events. Admission is free to all of these programs, which are open to …

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Meet our authors at Printers Row

The Printers Row Lit Fest isn’t just one of the region’s biggest literary events — it’s also a chance to buy autographed …

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Cliff Dwellers Book Club

The Society of Midland Authors is participating in the new Cliff Dwellers Book Club, which meets at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 …

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March 11 Tribute to Leon Forrest

The Society of Midland Authors and the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will present a tribute to the acclaimed Chicago novelist Leon …

Our awards competition is open

In 1957, the Society of Midland Authors created annual awards for the best books by Midwestern writers. Ever since then, it has …

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Our upcoming events

The Society of Midland Authors announces its upcoming events. Admission is free to all of these programs, and no reservations are required. …

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The SMA at Printers Row

The Printers Row Lit Fest isn’t just one of the region’s biggest literary events — it’s also a chance to buy autographed …

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Awards Ceremony Photos

On May 14, the Society of Midland Authors honored its choices for the best 2012 books by authors from our 12-state region. …

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R.I.P. Roger Ebert

With great sadness, we note the death of Roger Ebert, a former Society of Midland Authors member who won the SMA’s award …