Wednesday, July 24th – R. Clifton Spargo at Women & Children First
7:30 p.m.Beautiful Fools
Come join us for an event in honor of Zelda Fitzgerald’s birthday (born July 24, 1900). Beautiful Fools is a captivating story that imagines the last romance of one of America’s greatest literary couples after the glamour of the 1920s has faded. In 1939 Scott is living in Hollywood, an alcoholic, deeply in debt, and involved with other women. Yet he remains fiercely loyal to Zelda, his soul mate and muse. In an attempt to repair their fractured marriage, Scott arranges a trip for them to Cuba. But even in paradise, Scott and Zelda cannot escape the dangerous intensity of their relationship. In Beautiful Fools, R. Clifton Spargo gives us a vivid and truly human portrait of the Fitzgeralds, revealing heartbreaking patterns and unexpected moments of tenderness. R. Clifton Spargo is an Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is a critic who writes the HI/LO blog, on the interplay between high and low culture, for The Huffington Post. He has published stories, essays, and reviews in the Kenyon Review, the Antioch Review, Glimmer Train, and the Chicago Tribune, among other places. He lives in Iowa City. Refreshments will be served.
–Courtesy of Women & Children First newsletter
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