"The Sandburg dinner is legendary among urban libraries," said Brian Bannon, public library commissioner.
Rhona Frazin, foundation president and CEO, awarded Nami Mun ("Miles From Nowhere") with the 21st Century Award. Mun, a South Korean native and associate professor of creative writing at
Presented by BMO Harris Bank and co-chaired by Trisha Rooney Alden and Michael Sacks, the event raised more than $1.5 million to support programs at the 80 library branches including One Book, One Chicago. The evening ended with a dessert buffet and book signing.
Freelance writer Candace Jordan is involved with many local organizations, including some whose events she covers
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