Novel Affair Opening Night Cocktail Party
The Occasion: Kicking off a remarkable weekend of literary heaven on earth, committee members from Ragdale hosted an opening night cocktail event at Exmoor Country Club, allowing supporters to mingle with guest authors before they divided up the next evening for individual private dinner parties.
The VIPs: The event, media sponsored by Sheridan Road, was chaired by Sandra Deromedi of Lake Forest and featured authors Heidi W. Durrow, Ron Hansen, Malachy McCourt, Lisa Genova, Sue Miller, Helen Simonson, Meg Wolitzer, Jane Hamilton, Suzzy Roche, and Thomas H. Cook.
The End Result: More than $100,000 was raised for Ragdale, one of the nation’s most prominent artist residency programs, supporting writers and artists in a retreat setting in Lake Forest. ragdale.org