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The Great Gimlet

Saturday, February 24, 2024
7-9 p.m.

Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Registration is now open.

For the fourth straight year, the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame will host a literary cocktail party. This year it's The Great Gimlet, and the fabulous Colvin House will be our partners for the evening. This is a fundraiser. For $125, you'll get food, literary enlightenment, and (three) drinks. Mostly drinks. Mixologist Ryan Prindle will make drinks based on Chicago's connection to The Great Gatsby. Scholar Michelle Moore will tell us how Chicago socialite Ginevra King became the model for F. Scott Fitzgerald's character, Daisy Buchanan. Rita Dragonette will help host; Mike Burke and Robert Charles will again serve as our impressarios. Limited registration opens the first week of January. 

Guests are encouraged to dress in their finest Jazz Age attire. Bob your hair. Dust off your best cloche hat. Wax your pencil mustache. Don't hesitate to pull out that feather boa. There are lots of online stores that sell these accessories, or just adapt something you already own. Costumes are NOT required--some will dress up, some won't. 

Built in 1909, Colvin House was designated as a Chicago landmark in 1994. The house was built in the Prairie Style, by architect George Maher, then the house interior was mostly renovated in the 1920s. The party will mostly be in the basement speakeasy. 

Registration is limited, so get your tickets early. 



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