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Gays in The Great War Lance Ringel reads from his novel Flower of Iowa

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Gays in The Great War Lance Ringel reads from his novel Flower of Iowa
June 27, 2014 7:00 PM
June 27, 2014 9:00 PM
$5 suggested donation--no one turned away for lack of funds
646 457 0859
June 13, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
646 457 0859
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83A Hester St., New York , NY, 10002, United States
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Writer Lance Ringel will read selections from his newly-released epic novel Flower of Iowa, a saga about World War I France in 1918 and two young soldiers – one from America, the other British – who unexpectedly find love together behind the battle lines. Chuck Muckle will sing songs from the period that appear in the book. In a Q&A afterwards, Ringel will examine the history of homosexuality in World War I.

The book is published as an e-book only and is available for purchase on the book’s site.


Reception at 7

Reading at 7:30

Suggested donation of $5 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

Beer, wine, and sparkling water will be available at a cash bar. Light snacks will also be available.



A journalist and writer for four decades, Lance Ringel has penned five novels and three plays. As editor of the Weekend section of the Taconic Newspapers in the Hudson Valley from 1996 to 1998, Ringel wrote theater and film reviews and maintained a weekly column. He served as Assistant Commissioner of Human Rights under New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Ringel currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his spouse of 37 years, actor-composer Chuck Muckle. Flower of Iowa is his first published work.