A Diamond Ear: Ring Lardner's Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction | Newberry

A Diamond Ear: Ring Lardner's Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Induction

Artist rendering of Ring Lardner by Dmitry Samarov.

Chicago Studies Program
Thursday, May 4, 2017

5 pm reception and pop-up exhibition of Ring Lardner materials; 6 pm program

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; no registration required.
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Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885-Sept. 25, 1933) will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at the Newberry Library.

  • Ron Rapoport, veteran sports journalist and editor of a the newly-released The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner, will give the keynote address.
  • James Lardner (The Nation) will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf.

Other speakers will include:

We encourage guests to arrive at 5 pm for refreshments and a chance to view the Lardner pop-up exhibit, including highlights from the Ring Lardner Papers.

This event is cosponsored with the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, Society for American Baseball Research-Emil Rothe Chicago Chapter, Chicago Baseball Museum, and Bardball.

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This program is free and open to the public; registration is not required.