Literary Awards Dinner Features UIC Faculty & Student

Margena Christian, Gina Frangello, and Luis Urrea will attend the October 10 event, held on the UIC campus.

UIC English will be well-represented at the 2019 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on October 10, 2019. Faculty Luis Alberto Urrea and Margena Christian as well as current PhD student Gina Frangello will attend the ceremony honoring George R. R. Martin, author of the fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire that inspired the HBO TV series Game of Thrones, with the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, and Dr. Eve L. Ewing, author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side, with the 21st Century Award.

As Dinner Guest Authors, Christian, Frangello, and Urrea join a roster of other literary luminaries with ties to Chicago, including Erika L. Sánchez, José Olivarez, Bill Kurtis, Alex Kotlowitz, Alison Cuddy, and others.

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner is hosted by the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation and is a fundraiser for Chicago's 81 branch libraries.