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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 …

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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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Lost literature of Nelson Algren

The following essay originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Literary License, the Society of Midland Authors’ newsletter. Dick Bales is …

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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 …

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Natalie Moore in Ebony magazine

In an article for Ebony magazine, Society of Midland Authors member Natalie Y. Moore addresses a question she says she hears a …

Reselling e-books?

The New York Times reported today on the possibility that Amazon might soon allow consumers to resell or exchange digital materials they’ve …

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Audio of Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn, author of the best-selling novel Gone Girl, gave a lively talk at our Feb. 13 event at the Harold Washington …

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R.I.P. David Hernandez

With great sadness we note the death on Monday of Chicago poet David Hernandez, a former Society of Midland Authors board member …

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Creative Chicago Expo

The Society of Midland Authors is participating again in the Creative Chicago Expo — an annual resource fair that connects Chicago’s creative …