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Ragdale Ring 2020 Performance: Michael Zapata and The Herbsaint Band

September 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20
Join Ragdale Ring for a special evening of New Orleans flavor, featuring author Michael Zapata in conversation with Rebecca Makkai, and The Herbsaint Band. This event is outdoors, with limited seating capacity to comply with Illinois COVID safety guidelines

About this Event

Seating for this outdoor event is limited to comply with Illinois COVID safety guidelines.

We recommend that you bring:

  • Blankets and chairs
  • Bug spray
  • Masks

Ragdale will provide:

  • Pre-packaged, unopened food and beverages (see ticket add-ons)
  • Parking in our main parking lot
  • Socially distant seating
  • Contactless check-in
  • Dedicated hand-sanitizing stations


To keep guests, performers, and staff healthy and safe:

  • Please wear a mask when you are on campus
  • Do not attend the event if you are sick
  • Refrain from using Ragdale’s restrooms

Michael Zapata is the author of The Lost Book of Adana Moreau and founding editor of the award-winning MAKE Literary Magazine. He is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award for Fiction; the City of Chicago DCASE Individual Artist Program award; and a Pushcart Nomination. As an educator, he taught literature and writing in high school dropout students. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has lived in New Orleans, Italy, and Ecuador. He currently lives in Chicago with his family.

Michael will be in conversation with Ragdale alumna and Chicago-based author Rebecca Makkai, writer of the story collection Music for Wartime and the novels The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower.


Ragdale Foundation
1230 North Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States
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