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TINDERBOX: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE FIRE Online and Galena IL
June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDTFREE
Join this amazing online opportunity to hear award winning author and journalist Robert W. Fieseler read from his book “Tinderbox” and discuss the Up Stairs Lounge fire in New Orleans in 1973, and how it impacted Illinois. Fieseler’s book won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award from Southern Illinois University. “Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the queer liberation movement. In recognition of Pride, we are highlighting the strong Illinois connection to this vital piece of American history, and Fieseler’s reading will explore this newly uncovered link,” writes the Galena Public Library.