Sterling Plumpp will receive the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award for lifetime achievement at a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Poetry Foundation. On hand to pay tribute will be a distinguished lineup of speakers and performers, including Ronne Hartfield, Duriel E. Harris, and Billy Branch.
The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow the ceremony.
Chicago Literary Hall of Fame only inducts historical writers into the Hall of Fame, and so the Fuller was created as a way to acknowledge our greatest living Chicago writers. Gene Wolfe (2012), Harry Mark Petrakis (2014), Haki Madhubuti (2015), Rosellen Brown(2016), Angela Jackson (2018), and Stuart Dybek (2018) received past Fuller Awards. Sara Paretsky will be honored in the spring of 2019.
Location: Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL