One Book, One Chicago Fall 2010
Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Honoring Toni Morrison in Conversation with Oprah Winfrey
Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.
The Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road
On the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago
The Carl Sandburg Literary Award, presented annually by the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation at a fundraising dinner, honors a significant body of work that has enhanced the public’s awareness of the written word and reflects the Chicago Public Library’s commitment to the freedom of all people to read, to learn and to discover.
Professor Morrison will be joined onstage by Oprah Winfrey for a conversation about her work.
The 21st Century Award, honoring recent achievement in writing by an author with ties to Chicago, will go to writer Eula Biss. Her recent book of essays, Notes From No Man’s Land, was honored as this year’s best work of literary criticism by the National Book Critic’s Circle.
Sponsorship packages are available at the $50,000, $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000 levels. These include reservations for a table of 10 guests. Individual tickets are $1,000 and $2,500. For information, contact Rebecca Spence at the Chicago Public Library Foundation, (312) 201-9830, Ext. 25 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit chicagopubliclibraryfoundation.org to make online purchases.