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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 …

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Chicago as a vital transportation hub

Christopher Lynch, Neal Samors  Joseph Schwieterman will discuss Chicago’s extraordinary role as a travel center, during a Society of Midland Authors program at …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Des Plaines River Anthology

Several Society of Midland Authors members wrote short narrative monologues for The Des Plaines River Anthology: Historic Voices From the Graveyards of …

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Reviving the Rust Belt

The Society of Midland Authors’ Tom Frisbie blogged on the Sun-Times website about our Sept. 19 event at the Harold Washington Library …

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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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‘Weeds Like Us’ in German

Society of Midland Authors member Gunter Nitsch’s book Weeds Like Us is now available in a paperback German translation. In German, the …

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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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Poet Edward Hirsch speaks April 16

Edward Hirsch, poet, critic and president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, will speak at a Society of Midland Authors event …

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Gerry Souter on Al Jazeera

Our March speaker, Gerry Souter, also recently made an appearance on the Al Jazeera English cable channel. He was interviewed on the …