Literary Libations tour returns this fall

Herman Melville c 1846-1847 by Asa Weston Twitchell

A young Herman Melville, from a portrait by Asa Weston Twitchell. / image via Wikipedia

The Albany Public Library Foundation's Literary Libations tour -- a public crawl/history walk led by Maeve McEneny Johnson -- returns October 7. Blurbage:

A team of guides with a tome of tales will lead you and your friends through Albany's historic Center Square. We'll admire the buildings, visit some pubs, but more importantly, your guides will tell you the stories behind Albany's surprising literary history. Albany was the home to many literary legends, such as our own William Kennedy and Gregory Maguire. But what other literary luminaries wandered these streets? Did Herman Melville find inspiration for 'Moby Dick' in his own backyard? What's the connection between Vladimir Nabokov and the Albany Pine Bush? This and more will be revealed on the tour!

October 7 is a Saturday, and the tour meets up at 4:30 pm.

Early bird tickets are currently $20 through September 15. After that, they're $25. Proceeds benefit the APL Foundation.

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Where do we meet up to start the tour? I must have missed it in there somewhere.

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