It is hard to think of another American woman writer who was as prolific and successful as Margaret Ayer Barnes in the decade of 1928 through 1938. In those ten years, five novels of hers were published; one of them, Years of Grace, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931. She wrote three plays (two co-authored with Edward Sheldon); two of which played for more than a hundred performances on Broadway. She also wrote a book of short stories during that time.
We hope you can join us on Thursday evening, October 5, 2017, as Margaret Ayer Barnes is formally inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame at a ceremony from 7 to 8:15 pm at Volumes Bookcafe, 1474 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn about this incredible Chicago born and bred woman, who is so deserving of this honor, and who began her writing career at age 40, after a debilitating injury sustained in a car crash. Once again, Don Evans, the founder and Executive Director has produced an informative and entertaining program, featuring Amy Danzer, Lisa Wagner, Valya Dudycz Lupescu and myself as presenters.