Historic sites spotlight local author
'Untold Rainbows' to sign books at Dana-Thomas House, speak at
Vachel Lindsay Home
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[March 06, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD — An area author of
plays and short stories will appear at two Springfield historic
sites in March to discuss his work and sign copies of his new book,
Gary Vitale will sign copies of the book March 15 at the Dana-Thomas
House State Historic Site. The signing will take place from noon to
2 p.m. in the site's Sumac Shop.
Then on March 29, Vitale will
appear at the Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic Site as part of the
"Poets in the Parlor" series. The event begins at 2 p.m.
Both events are free.
"Untold Rainbows" features poems, essays and a short story. It
comes with a CD of Vitale reading his poetry.
Vitale recently retired from teaching Shakespeare, drama, film
and more at Benedictine University at Springfield.
"I've lived and worked in Springfield most of my life, and this
book is full of personal recollections about incidents I've
experienced," he says.
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Dana-Thomas House, at 301 E. Lawrence St., is a masterpiece of
Prairie-style architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright. The
Vachel Lindsay Home, at 603 S. Fifth St., was the home of poet
and artist Nicholas Vachel Lindsay. Both sites are run by the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. For more information, visit
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]