Novel Affair 2018

Ragdale’s 12th Annual Novel Affair brings together acclaimed authors and artists for an evening of creativity and conversation in support of Ragdale, the historic artists’ retreat in Lake Forest.

Preview Party :
Wednesday 28 February
Come to the North Shore Distillery and enjoy award-winning author Rebecca Makkai in conversation with innovative writer, professor, and dean Davis Schneiderman as they highlight Novel Affair’s featured artists and authors. This will be your first chance to buy books and tickets for the Novel Affair Dinner of your choice!|
Preview Party Tickets available here.

Novel Affair School Day :
Friday 27 April

Acclaimed artist and authors visit will visit schools from Chicago to Waukegan to foster healthy self-expression, critical thinking, and career opportunities. Local teachers will also be invited to attend Novel Affair’s Saturday afternoon reception.

Reception and Dinners :
Saturday 28 April

A cocktail reception and book signing with all featured writers and artists. The reception will be followed by intimate dinners in distinctive North Shore locations. Each dinner will feature one or more authors/artists.

Featured Authors, Scholars, and Artists
To be announced at Novel Affair Preview Party.

Tickets : TBA

All proceeds support
Ragdale residencies and the
Ragdale in Schools program
– matching Ragdale fellows
with the needs of teachers
and their students.

Ragdale is a 501c3
nonprofit organization.
Your contributions
are tax-deductible
to the extent allowed
by law. Thank you.