The Literary Libations tour is returning this summer

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We have a feeling that butterflies that might be mentioned.

The popular Literary Libations event is set to return June 16 in Albany. It's a history tour / pub crawl led by Maeve McEneny. Blurbage:

A team of guides with a tome of tales will lead you and your friends through Albanys historic Center Square. Well admire the buildings, visit some pubs, but more importantly, your guides will tell you the stories behind Albanys 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? Whats the connection between Vladimir Nabokov and the Albany Pine Bush? This and more will be revealed on the tour!

The tour meets at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 16 at the Local History Room of the Albany Public Library Washington Ave Branch and heads out from there.

Tickets are $25 and available online. It's a benefit for the Albany Public Library Foundation.

photo: Hollingsworth, J & K/US FWS via Wikipedia

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