On Friday, March 6, Chicago-based novelist, R. Clifton Spargo, will be making community speaking appearances for the public to attend for FREE.
Mr. Spargo will be speaking about the process of writing his new book, “Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald,” and the parallels between the lives of the Fitzgeralds in his story with Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby – the two main characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby,” written in 1925.
Event details are:
- 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Fairhaven Lecture Series (Whitewater); This event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required. “Beautiful Fools” will be available for sale and signing. Fairhaven lectures are held in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road in Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building.
- 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Lake Geneva Public Library; This event is FREE and open to the public. No registration required. “Beautiful Fools” will be available for sale and signing. Event will be held in the library, located at 918 West Main Street in downtown Lake Geneva. Street or metered parking is available.
Mr. Spargo’s novel imagines the missing, final chapter in the tragic romance of one of America’s great literary couples. “Beautiful Fools” is the story of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last trip together to save their passionate but ill-fated marriage; a heartbreaking testament to the limitlessness of hope.
R. Clifton Spargo is a novelist and cultural critic who writes the blog “The HI/LO,” on the interplay between high and low culture, for The Huffington Post. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ workshop and the doctoral program in literature at Yale University, he is a past winner of Glimmer Train’s Award for New Writers as well as their Fiction Open Contest. His stories have appeared in several publications and they have been interpreted and performed by Chicago Public Radio’s Stories on Stage (2011) and the Watershed Theater in Des Moines (2012). He has taught creative writing at Yale University, Marquette University, and as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Fiction at the University of Iowa. For more information, visit www.beautifulfoolsthenovel.com.