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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 …

Check out the Chicago Book Expo

The Chicago Book Expo is tomorrow — Sunday, Nov. 24 — and several members of the Society of Midland Authors will be selling and …

Our awards competition is open

In 1957, the Society of Midland Authors created annual awards for the best books by Midwestern writers. Ever since then, it has …

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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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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 …