Alternative Book Group: The Queen's Gambit

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Date
Wednesday, April 15 2020
Times
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost
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About Us
The World Chess Hall of Fame presents world-class exhibitions that explore the connection of chess to art, culture, and history. As a member, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits including invitations to private receptions with featured artists and access to behind-the-scenes tours with the Curat. . .
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Join us for an evening discussion of Walter Tevis’s novel The Queen’s Gambit, a coming-of-age story of a young chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. Chronicling Beth’s childhood living in an orphanage, her rise as a triumphant Grandmaster, and her personal struggles as she feels the pressure increase to compete for the U.S. Chess Open, Tevis’s tale is a captivating page-turner.

Walter Tevis (1928 – 1984) was an American novelist and short story writer. Throughout his life, Tevis wrote more than two dozen short stories that were widely published and three of his novels have been adapted into films, including The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, and The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring David Bowie.

Free admission for WCHOF members. $5 general admission.

Complimentary drinks and appetizers.

For more information or to reserve a spot please email: events@worldchesshof.org. Metered on-street parking is available, as well as paid lots adjacent to Kingside Diner and at the Schlafly branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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