Nora Brooks Blakely


Nora Brooks Blakely
was the Producing Artistic Director and primary playwright for Chocolate Chips Theatre Company in Chicago for 29 years.  Ms. Blakely taught elementary and high school  for 11 years in Chicago. She also taught drama and writing workshops for students and teachers for over 20 years.   Nora has served on boards and committees for several youth and arts organizations.  The daughter of two writers, Henry Blakely and Gwendolyn Brooks, she founded
Brooks Permissions, a company which manages her mother’s body of work and promotes its continuing relevance in the 21st century. She is excited about the well-deserved year-long Centennial Celebration for her mother.


See Nora Brooks Blakely at “Gwendolyn Brooks at 100” on Thursday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 163, Research Hall. Click for details.