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Nelson Algren and Wicker Park Literary Tour

Sunday, July 22, 2018
4:00 pm

Meet: Nelson Algren Statue, Polish Triangle at Division, Ashland, and Milwaukee Aves.
End:  Lottie’s, 1925 W. Cortland, Chicago

The author of Chicago: City on the Make and The Man with the Golden Arm spent much of his life near the Polish Triangle, and both he and his characters bopped about the Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods for many decades. On this walking tour, we’ll visit the places that figured prominently in Algren’s life and work, and investigate settings related to his fiction and fictional characters. We’ll also touch upon other literary associations in the area, including the Russian Baths featured in Saul Bellow’s Humboldt's Gift, connections to the Haymarket Event, a brief history of Charles G. Wicker, information about Chopin Theater and Young Chicago authors, and more.

Maximum Registration: 10
Cost: $20 per person

The tour will be repeated on Friday, August 17 from 6:00 to 8:00.

 

Tour registration: dgevans@chicagoliteraryhof.org, 773.414.2603.

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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