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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 CDT

FREE
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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.

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Date:
June 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Cost:
FREE
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Website:
https://tinderbox.eventbrite.com

Organizer

Galena Public Library
Phone:
815-777-0200
Email:
distlerl@galenalibrary.org
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ESPECIALLY FOR
Everyone (Intersectional), LGBTQ+
REGION
Nationwide, Illinois-North, Illinois/Iowa border
HIGHLIGHTS
Speakers
TOPICS
History
ARTS
Books and Literature
AGE GROUP
All Ages

Venue

Galena Public Library
601 S. Bench St.
Galena, IL 61036 United States
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Phone:
815-777-0200
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