Novel Affair - Ragdale's Best-Selling Authors

Friday September 26 at 6:00 p.m.

The Chicago Botanic Garden is the dramatic backdrop for convivial conversation with notable guests.
Delicious tastings and full bar.
Cocktail attire.

For tickets and more information, call 847-234-1063 or visit www.ragdale.org

Ragdale’s Novel Affair Benefit Brings Acclaimed Authors, Architects and Artists to Chicago’s North Shore on September 26 & 27

The 2014 line-­‐up of best-­‐selling authors and award-­‐winning artists and architects is:

  • Sherman Alexie –Poet, filmmaker, and award-­‐winning author of twenty-­‐four books, including The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-­‐Time Indian.

  • Jean Kwok – Chinese-­‐American novelist of the New York Times bestseller Girl in Translation, and recently released Mambo in Chinatown.

  • Judy Ledgerwood & Tony Tasset – Nationally acclaimed visual artists, currently exhibiting at University of Chicago’s Smart Museum and the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York respectively.

  • Anthony Marra – New York Times bestselling novelist whose debut novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena has received numerous awards.

  • B.A. Shapiro – New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot and others, screen and short story writer.

  • Julia Sweeney – Actress, comedienne, Saturday Night Live alum, and author of If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother.

  • Stanley Tigerman & Margaret McCurry – Celebrated architects who have completed over 200 projects and are recipients of over 100 design awards.

  • Scott Turow – Attorney and author of ten bestselling novels, including Presumed Innocent, Burden of Proof, and most recently, Identical.

  • Luis Alberto Urrea – Mexican American, award winning author of Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and the Pulitzer finalist for The Devil’s Highway.

Books provided by Lake Forest Book Store

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Author Events

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 6:00pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:00pm
Cook Memorial Public Library
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 9:00am
Lake Forest Book Store
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00pm
Gorton Community Center
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:30pm
Dickinson Hall
Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:00pm
Cook Memorial Public Library
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 2:00pm
Warren-Newport Public Library
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Ryerson Wood's Brushwood Center

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