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Book Club Fri Jun 29 2012

Changes are Afoot for Literary and Publishing Programs

The Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, former home to Chicago Publishes, a non-profit housed under the City department, is closing as of today, June 29 (In the interest of full disclosure, I was co-web editor of What will come of this shift remains to be seen, but what is certain is that coverage of the literary and publishing community is as critical a matter as ever before. Participants in this one of the many vibrant arts communities in Chicago know that ferver won't wane and the readings, live lit shows, and release parties will still go on, just as local publishers will continue to crank out the great works of our neighbors.

Check out the post announcing the hiatus here, which includes numerous alternative sources for literary news. Book Club is quite interested to see how the City's connection to literary Chicago develops, and of course, to continue to be a part of your connection.

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