The Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board is proud to present Literature & Libations!
We invite you to join us as we welcome Chicago-based sommelier and poet Regine Rousseau to The American Writers Museum on August 22.
Rousseau is the quintessential renaissance woman: author, poet, art collector, entrepreneur, and business owner. At Literature & Libations, Rousseau will present three poems from her recent collection while taking us through the wines with which to pair her powerful poetry.
The question most often asked of 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. Searching for Cloves and Lilies, was featured in the New Yorker magazine.
While enjoying literature, food and drink, guests will also 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.
Ticket price includes museum access, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and specialty cocktail. Get yours here.
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.
We thank our generous sponsor who support life long learning at Chicago Public Library: BMO Harris Bank, Advanced Resources, Susan and Bob Wislow, Sprout Social, Pepsi Co., and gifts made in Memory of Barbara Lewis.
Literature & Libations
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm
American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601