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Ragdale's Novel Affair 2012
TWELVE BEST-SELLING AUTHORS AT RAGDALE’S NOVEL AFFAIR - Tickets Still Available for Friday, September 28th Cocktail Reception & Buffet Dinner
WHAT: Kick off Ragdale’s Novel Affair, 2012 at the Friday night cocktail reception and buffet dinner with twelve best-selling authors, whose recent books are also available for purchase and signing.
WHO: This year’s author line-up and a selection of works:
- Carol Anshaw, Carry the One, Aquamarine
- Ramona Ausubel, No One is Here Except All of Us
- Jamie Ford, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
- Robert Hicks, The Widow of the South, A Separate Country
- Elinor Lipman, Then She Found Me, The Family Man
- Gregory Maguire, The Wicked Years series: Wicked, Out of Oz, Tales Told in Oz
- James Ragan, Award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, and screenwriter
- Anita Shreve, The Weight of Water, The Pilot’s Wife, The Last Time They Met
- Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
PLUS! Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World, Anne D. LeClaire, Listening Below the Noise and Gail Tsukiyama, The Street of a Thousand Blossoms.
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2012
WHERE: Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois
WHY: Novel Affair, Ragdale’s unique, signature fundraising event supports its operation and community outreach programs. For over 30 years, Ragdale has provided writers, visual artists and composers with the time and space to pursue their creative work in a residential, retreat setting.
HOW: Ragdale alumni, Board members and best-selling authors Jane Hamilton, Anne LeClaire, and Gail Tsukiyama select the authors in attendance at A Novel Affair with the support of Lake Forest Book Store and The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, Winnetka. These authors will also be present.
TICKETS: For tickets, call 847.234.1063 or go to www.ragdale.org
$200 - Friday cocktails and buffet dinner.
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Ragdale is a non-profit artist residency program, located in Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s Lake Forest country estate, just 30 miles north of Chicago. Built in 1897, the Ragdale House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1976, Shaw’s granddaughter Alice Judson Hayes transformed the family’s summer home into an artists-in-residence program. Today Ragdale hosts up to 200 artists, writers, and composers each year, making it the largest interdisciplinary artists’ community in the Midwest and one of the largest in the country. For more information, www.ragdale.org
|Where||700 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 (Exmoor Country Club)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:00 pm–9:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Seniors|
|Price||$200 - Friday cocktails and buffet dinner. Book purchase and signing.|