Literature & Libations

The Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board is proud to present Literature & Libations! Please join us for another spirited evening of networking and wine tasting at one of Chicago’s cultural treasures, The American Writers Museum.

The evening will feature Chicago-based sommelier and poet Regine Rousseau. Rousseau will present three poems from her most recently published collection, Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition, paired with select wines.

While enjoying the food and drink, take advantage and explore the innovative and dynamic exhibits that have propelled The American Writers Museum to be rated as one of the world’s 10 best new museums! The exhibits inspire visitors to interact with writers of America’s past and present.

Literature & Libations
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm

The American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601

Tickets: $40

Ticket price includes museum access, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and specialty cocktail. Online ticket sales close at noon on August 22. At-the-door tickets will be available for $45.

UPDATE: We’ve added a Special Raffle Ticket ($15) that enters guests into a drawing to win two (2) tickets to see Billy Joel live in concert at Wrigley Field on September 7, 2018. Guests must be present at the event to win. A traditional $10 raffle ticket does not enter guests for this exclusive prize.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit education programs at Chicago Public Library, such as early literacy services, free homework help for kids, and mentors and digital media resources for teens.

Meet Sommelier and Author, Regine Rousseau

The question most often asked of Regine Rousseau: “When should I drink it?” gets answered, along with much, much more in her new book, Searching for Cloves and Lilies: The Wine Edition, among a colorful series of poems that journey through lust, love and heartbreak — all paired with wine. She is also the CEO of Shall We Wine, an event-planning and wine demonstration company based in Chicago. She received her Level II Sommelier certification from the International Sommelier Guild and an Executive Bourbon Steward designation from Stave and Thief Society. Searching for Cloves and Lilies, was featured in the New Yorker magazine. For more information about Regine’s work, visit and