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June 18 – 7:00 p.m., The Book Cellar, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools on Local Author Night at The Book Cellar
June 7-8, Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo appears on a panel with authors Anne Ream, Christa Desir, and Jamie Kalven at Printers Row Lit Fest
May 7 – 7:00 p.m.., AMUW Book Club, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
R. Clifton Spargo appears for a reading and Q&A in conjunction with the Association of Marquette University Women choosing Beautiful Fools as their Spring 2014 Book Club selection, Raynor Libary, Marquette University.
May 3 – 6:00 p.m., 20th Annual Fitzgerald Gala, Montgomery, AL
R. Clifton Spargo talks about Beautiful Fools and signs books in Zelda’s hometown at a gala celebrating The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum’s 25th anniversary.
April 18 – 7:00 p.m., Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, Boulder, CO
R. Clifton Spargo reading from Beautiful Fools at the Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe.
April 12 – 9:00 a.m., Ankeny Authors Fair, Des Moines, IA
R. Clifton Spargo signs books at Ankeny Authors Fair.
November 24 – 1:30 p.m., Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FLR
R. Clifton Spargo appears on a panel with authors Deborah Solomon, Brian Jay Jones, and Terry Teachout at the Miami Book Fair International.
November 13 – 7:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Cedar Rapids, IA
R. Clifton Spargo appears with author Don Waters, author of Sunland, for a reading and book signing at Barnes & Noble.
November 5 – 7:00 p.m., Wit Rabbit Reads at Quenchers, Chicago, IL
November 5 – 4:00 p.m., Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
R. Clifton Spargo talks about the Fitzgeralds and Beautiful Fools at Lake Forest College.
November 2nd – 7:00 p.m., The Barn, LaGrange, WI
October 28 – 5:30 p.m., Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools, followed by Q&A and book signing at The Winchester Book Gallery.
October 28 – 2:00 p.m., Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
R. Clifton Spargo gives lecture, “The (Extra)ordinary Artfulness of Holocaust Testimony” on the Holocaust, testimony, and historical fiction at Shenandoah University
October 26 – 12:15 p.m., F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
R. Clifton Spargo appears as special guest at Fitzgerald Literary Festival – in program featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler – at Montgomery College.
October 23 – 7:00 p.m., The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools, joined by Erica Deucy at The Book Stall.
October 19-20, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, CAN
R. Clifton Spargo leads “The Stories We Tell” testimonial writing workshop for The Voices and Faces Project.
October 8, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at Mount Mary College , followed by Q&A and book signing.
October 5-6,The Stories We Tell Workshop, Milwaukee, WI
R. Clifton Spargo leads “The Stories We Tell” testimonial writing workshop of The Voices and Faces Project, Mount Mary College.
September 28-29, Utah Humanities Festival, Salt Lake City, UT
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at the Utah Humanities Book Festival.
September 24, The Dallas Institute of Humanities, Dallas, TX
R. Clifton Spargo appears as the featured speaker at a birthday bash for F. Scott Fitzgerald at The Dallas Institute of the Humanities and Culture.
September 18 – 8:00 p.m., Southern CT State, Engleman Hall D253, New Haven, CT
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful fools followed by Q&A and book signing.
September 17th – 4:30 p.m., Master’s Tea, Ezra Stiles College, Yale University
R. Clifton Spargo talks about Scott and Zelda’s last trip together, to Cuba in 1939, what we know and what we don’t know about it, and reads from Beautiful Fools, The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.
September 10th – 7:00 p.m., Franklin Avenue Library, Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines, IA
R. Clifton Spargo talks about and reads from Beautiful Fools, followed by Q&A and book signing.
August 11 – 5:30 p.m., Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins XXV, Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo talks about the relationship of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and reads from Beautiful fools, followed by Q&A and book signing. Open to the public.
August 7th – 4:00 p.m., The Clare, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo staged reading from Beautiful Fools, The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, followed by book signing (private event).
July 11 – 12:00 p.m., The University Club, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at The University Club in Chicago at 12:00 p.m. (This is a private event for University Club members and their guests. Others can attend by reserving and paying in advance by credit card with the Book Stall, 847.446.8880, and by adhering to the business casual dress code – no denim, no athletic shoes or clothing.)
June 10 – 7:00 p.m., Boswell Books, Milwaukee, WI
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at <ahref=”http://www.boswell.indiebound.com”Boswell Books. Browse Boswell’s Zelda window display here.
July 24 – 7:30 p.m., Women & Children First, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools and celebrates Zelda’s birthday at Women & Children First on Clark Street in Andersonville, Chicago.
June 9 – 1:30-2:15 p.m., Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo with Therese Anne Fowler in conversation with Kevin Nance at The 29th Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. Location: University Center/Park/Fountain Room. Tickets may be purchased as of May 27th here.
June 8 – 7:00 p.m., The White Palette, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo in conversation with Kathe Telingator, Q&A, book signing (private event).
June 8 – 3:00 p.m., Sandmeyer’s Bookstore, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo signs copies of Beautiful Fools at Sandmeyer’s Bookstore at 714 South Dearborn Street.
June 7, Printers Row Lit Fest Luncheon, Union League Club, Chicago, IL
R. Clifton Spargo attends luncheon and signs copies of Beautiful Fools (private event).
May 19, Books in Bloom, Eureka Springs, AR
R. Clifton Spargo appears as one of four featured speakers at Books in Bloom Literary Festival.
May 6 – 7:00 p.m., Highland Park Library, Highland Park, IL
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at the Highland Park Library.
April 24 – 7:00 p.m. – Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
R. Clifton Spargo reads from Beautiful Fools at Prairie Lights Bookstore.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZELDA!
Celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald’s Birthday with R. Clifton Spargo at Women & Children First Bookstore in Chicago on July 24th
Deborah Kalb Interviews R. Clifton Spargo about Beautiful Fools on her Blog
R. Clifton Spargo visits Des Moines to talk about Beautiful Fools. Broadcast regionally on 99.1 KFMG’s The Culture Buzz, and streaming globally at www.kfmg.99.1.org. Wednesday, September 4th, 11:00.am-1:00 pm. CST
R. Clifton Spargo featured on the Morning Magazine with Michael Clish, broadcast live on Friday, November 1st on WFAW from 9:05 to 10:00 AM CST
R. Clifton chats with Kris Boyd on Dallas Public Radio about Beautiful Fools. Listen to the Podcast at…
May 2nd, R. Clifton Spargo interviewed on WTSU Radio, Montgomery, Alabama
January 15th, R. Clifton Spargo on the Halli Casser-Jayne Show, The Life and Times of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is a talk radio show that covers art, books, culture, entertainment, food, politics, health, news and more. Podcasts will be available on multiple networks including iTunes. Interview will be broadcast live at 3:00 p.m. ET on January 15th. DownloadPodcast
September 24th, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo joins Kris Boyd on KERA, Dallas Public Radio, to talk about F.Scott Fitzgerald and Beautiful Fools
Broadcast live on September 24th (F. Scott’s birthday) and available for download at KERA
Fall, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo interviewed by Okla Elliott for Mayday Magazine
September 4th, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo discusses Beautiful Fools on KFMG 99.1 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Broadcast regionally on The Culture Buzz, and streaming globally on KFMG 99.1.com, 11:00.am-1:00 pm CST. Listen to the interview at KFMG
August 23, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo interviewed by Deborah Kalb
Read the interview at Deborah Kalb’s Blog Spot
June 24, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo on “The Culture Buzz,” a program supported by the Des Moines Community Radio Foundation
June 18, 2013, “Great Scott and Zelda, Once More: A Conversation with Beautiful Fools Author R. Clifton Spargo,” in TNB
R. Clifton Spargo — in an interview with Chicago novelist Davis Schneiderman for TNB (The Nervous Breakdown) — talks about our cultural fascination with the Fitzgeralds, how and why Hemingway haunts the pages of Beautiful Fools, what to make of Bob Dylan’s famous quip about Fitzgerald, and a whole lot more. Read the interview here.
June 6 and 13, 2013, “Romance on the Brink,” An Interview about Scott, Zelda, and Beautiful Fools for Newcity’s “Who Really Books in Chicago?” double issue
R. Clifton Spargo — in an interview with Helen Kaplow — talks about love and delusion and Scott and Zelda’s desperate last trip to Cuba, also about how his new novel embraces the Romantic tradition in American literature.
June 1, 2013, A Fun, Quick-Hit Interview with The Chicago Tribune
R. Clifton Spargo talks about his favorite Chicago bands, favorite guilty read, favorite Chicago haunt, and answers a few other short-but-sweet questions in anticipation of his appearance at Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest.
April 24, 2013 Talking about Beatiful Fools and All Things Fitzgerald on The Lit Show
R. Clifton Spargo talks about Beautiful Fools in an hour-long segment for “The Lit Show,” hosted by Deborah Kennedy, KRUI Radio, Iowa City, IA. Listen to the podcast.
April 22, 2013, R. Clifton Spargo interviewed by Charity Nebbe about Beautiful Fools on Talk of Iowa
R. Clifton Spargo interviewed by Charity Nebbe about Beautiful Fools, the passion of Zelda and Scott, and Gatsby mania on “Talk of Iowa.” Listen to the podcast at Iowa Public Radio