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Chicago’s Gold Coast Literary Walking Tour

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Meet: Bughouse Square (across from Newberry Library)

End: Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street

In its heyday, when debates raged in Bughouse Square and ideas bounced about the Dil Picke Club, Chicago's Gold Coast featured a wide array of vibrant, joyous, and culturally significant literary spots. Even today, the Gold Coast is home to a variety of world class literary institutions, including the Poetry Foundation and Newberry Library. As we visit these places we'll discuss their history and significance, while meandering through stretches that include other interesting literary sites, such as the former location of the Playboy mansion. This tour precedes the Fuller Award ceremony, which is free and open to the public beginning at five p.m. Tour guests will learn a bit about the Newberry's Sara Paretsky holdings and be invited to join the ceremony and reception once we finish.

Maximum registration: 10

$20 per person

The tour will be repeated on Wednesdy, August 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. .

For future information, email or call (773.414.2603) Don Evans. Go to the Eventbrite page to register.

Groups (8 or more walking tour: 40 or more bus tour) can arrange a date and time for any of the available tours.

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