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Cocktails, Flappers and Prohibition – Fun things I learned while writing historical fiction
The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States
7083862729

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Monday, January 13, 2020, 1:15 PM CST
Category: Enrichment Series- Open to the Public

Cocktails, Flappers and Prohibition – Fun things I learned while writing historical fiction

Focusing on the paradoxes and social tensions around flappers, gin joints and those who favored temperance, local historian and author Susanna Calkins will share how she conceived of her “Speakeasy Mysteries” set in Chicago, 1929.  How did the attitudes toward women impact how she created her protagonist, Gina Ricca, a cigarette seller on her first day on the job in a Chicago speakeasy?

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