Marianne took 1st place honors in the Audiovisual Category of the 2017 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame (CLHOF) and Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) announced the induction of Chicago Tribune writer and critic Fanny Butcher into the CLHOF. A celebratory event was held at Newberry Library in Ruggles Hall on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. Keynote remarks were delivered by Liesl Olsen, Director of Chicago Studies at Newberry Library.  John Bokum accepted the induction award on his aunt’s behalf. Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Bubon, IWPA Historian/Archivist Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, Toni Nealie and Emily Victorson also gave tributes.Sponsors for the event include the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, Newberry Library, The Guild Literary Complex, Chicago Writers Association, and Illinois Woman’s … Continue reading Marianne took 1st place honors in the Audiovisual Category of the 2017 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest

Wolf-Astrauskas named IWPA 2013 Communicator of Achievement

The Illinois Women’s Press Association is pleased to announce Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, two-term President of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, and Executive Board Secretary of National Federation of Press Women, has been honored as the 2013 Communicator of Achievement. Marianne continues the tradition of communicative collaboration established by Helen Miller Malloch, former IWPA President and Founder/President of the NFPW. She has served IWPA as Vice President/Membership Chair, High School Contest Chair, Book Fair Chair, and is the Co-Editor of The Anthology, to be published in 2014. In 2008, she was named the IWPA COA. She has served the National Federation of … Continue reading Wolf-Astrauskas named IWPA 2013 Communicator of Achievement