Novel Affair is back again this spring - an evening of creativity and conversation with acclaimed authors and artists in support of Ragdale, the historic artists’ retreat in Lake Forest. New this year is a not-to-be-missed preview party on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30pm at the North Shore Distillery in Green Oaks, Illinois. Join award-winning author Rebecca Makkai and innovative writer, professor and dean Davis Schneiderman as they discuss who’s coming to Novel Affair and why you want to know them. The evening reception begins with mingling and signature literary cocktails. This will be your first chance to purchase books and tickets for the Novel Affair dinner of your choice. Preview Party tickets are $50/person at the door; $40 in advance by February 25. R.S.V.P. online at http://ragdale.org or call 847.234.1063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All attendees will receive a $25 discount on your Novel Affair ticket! The North Shore Distillery is located at 13990 Rockland Road in Green Oaks, Illinois 60048. Save the date for Ragdale’s Novel Affair - April 27 and 28, 2018. All proceeds benefit Ragdale, a nonprofit artists’ community and historic campus serving nearly 200 creative professionals and 1,000 students annually.