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Save the dates for our next event: the first annual Nelson Algren Festival in Miller Beach. In collaboration with the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, all events will take place at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts at 540 S. Lake Street, Miller Beach, Indiana. Tentative schedule is:
Friday, June 24, 2016 7:00 pm: The first screening in Miller of "The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All" by co-directors Mark Blottner and Denis Mueller, who will answer questions after the film. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash bar.
Saturday, June 25, 2016:
Noon: Opening of Art Shay photography exhibit
Speeches by Bettina Drew, Algren biographer; Peter Alter of Chicago History Museum; and Hugh Iglarsh of the Nelson Algren Committee of Chicago. Algren readings will occur between speeches.
Panel discussion with questions from the audience.
Dedication of Nelson Algren pocket park followed by Treasure Hunt on Lake Street. Chance to win a Nelson Algren Reading Kit.
Music by Frankie Machine Blues Band. Tickets are $20 which includes entrance to all Saturday events. Cash bar.