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Gay in the Great War

  • GLBT Historical Society Museum 4127 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)


GLBT Historical Society Museum, 4127 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114


$5.00 | Free for members

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In this unique performance, author Lance Ringel will present a dramatized reading with music from his novel Flower of Iowa (Smashwords), a carefully researched work about two soldiers, one American and one British, who fall in love on the Western Front in 1918 France. A tale of bravery and hidden love between men during some of the darkest hours of the 20th century, Flower of Iowa showcases unforgettable characters, meticulous historic research and exhilarating storytelling.


A journalist and writer for four decades, Lance Ringel has penned five novels and three plays. At Vassar College, where he has worked for 14 years, he served as principal writer for "Vassar Voices," a staged reading honoring the college’s sesquicentennial. It debuted at Lincoln Center, starring Meryl Streep, Lisa Kudrow and Frances Sternhagen and subsequently toured America and London. Ringel also wrote the narrative for "At Home in the World," a music-and-words collaboration directed by John Caird that recently played across Japan.