Sunday, May 5, 2019
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Meet at the Oak Park-River Forest High School, 201 Scoville Avenue.
End: Hemingway's Birthplace, 339 North Oak Park Avenue.
Oak Park, a sleepy conservative village when Ernest Hemingway was a child, has evolved in the last century to become a bedrock of liberal thought. This tour explores Oak Park's significance in litreature for more than a century, and hits upon historical writers like Hemingway, Edgar Rice burroughs, and Vincent Starrett, as well as current stars such as Elizabeth Berg, Alex Kotlowitz, and Chris Ware. In honor of Jane Hamilton's special appearance at our Great Chicago Books Club later that night, we will feature some of Jane's Oak Park haunts as part of this special tour.
Maximum registration: 10
$20 per person.
Tour registration: firstname.lastname@example.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.