A History of the Society of Midland Authors, Part 2

A History of the Society of Midland Authors, Part 2

Part 2: Getting Organized BY ROBERT LOERZEL The authors who gathered at the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago on November 28, 1914, didn’t expect a free dinner. But they were somewhat stunned when the writer who’d invited them, John M. Stahl, picked up the tab for everyone....
A History of the Society of Midland Authors, Part 1

A History of the Society of Midland Authors, Part 1

Part 1: This is a new subtitle BY ROBERT LOERZEL In 1914, Carl Sandburg called Chicago “Hog Butcher for the World.” Edgar Lee Masters, a Chicago lawyer born in Kansas, was giving voice to the common folk buried in a cemetery in the fictional town of Spoon River. Other...

BRYAN SMITH DISCUSSES THE BREAKAWAY

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Cocktail hour: 6-7 pm; Panel discussion: 7-8 pm Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave. 22nd floor penthouse—with a terrific view of Millennium Park! Free, open to the public. Free appetizers, cash bar. Bryan Smith will discuss “The...