The Secret Role of Zelda Fitzgerald: A Deeper Look at the Creative Life of a Jazz Age Legend

The flapper roll call from Josephine Baker to Dorothy Parker and Edna St. Vincent Millay is incomplete without Zelda Fitzgerald. Hard-drinking sybarite relentlessly on the move to be wherever the party was, an artist and amateur ballet dancer, a journalist and novelist con brio, the fashion-forward Zelda was a meal ticket for gossip columnists from the time she hit Manhattan.

Biographers batten on her dalliances and feuds (notably, with Ernest Hemingway), even as literary critics call for greater recognition for her novel Save Me the Waltz. Join cultural historian Charles A. Riley II for an insider’s look into the creative life of a Jazz Age legend, including the secret role she played in the revision of The Great Gatsby.

Teacher: Charles Riley

Charles Riley II, PhD, is an arts journalist, curator and professor at the City University of New York. He is the author of thirty-one books on art, architecture and public policy. Upcoming books include Echoes of the Jazz Age and Sacred Sister (in collaboration with Robert Wilson).

Make it a weekend and join us at all three Olios for the discounted price $25. Includes a complimentary copy of OlioNote Vol 2. 

Or sign up for individual events at the links below.

$20 – Friday at 7pm // The Secret Role of Zelda Fitzgerald

$15 – Saturday at 10pm // Art in the Age of Alternative Facts

$10 – Sunday at 4pm // Tough Poetry in Dark Times











When: Fri., Apr. 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: The Strand
828 Broadway
212-473-1452
Price: $20, includes complimentary beer and wine
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The flapper roll call from Josephine Baker to Dorothy Parker and Edna St. Vincent Millay is incomplete without Zelda Fitzgerald. Hard-drinking sybarite relentlessly on the move to be wherever the party was, an artist and amateur ballet dancer, a journalist and novelist con brio, the fashion-forward Zelda was a meal ticket for gossip columnists from the time she hit Manhattan.

Biographers batten on her dalliances and feuds (notably, with Ernest Hemingway), even as literary critics call for greater recognition for her novel Save Me the Waltz. Join cultural historian Charles A. Riley II for an insider’s look into the creative life of a Jazz Age legend, including the secret role she played in the revision of The Great Gatsby.

Teacher: Charles Riley

Charles Riley II, PhD, is an arts journalist, curator and professor at the City University of New York. He is the author of thirty-one books on art, architecture and public policy. Upcoming books include Echoes of the Jazz Age and Sacred Sister (in collaboration with Robert Wilson).

Make it a weekend and join us at all three Olios for the discounted price $25. Includes a complimentary copy of OlioNote Vol 2. 

Or sign up for individual events at the links below.

$20 – Friday at 7pm // The Secret Role of Zelda Fitzgerald

$15 – Saturday at 10pm // Art in the Age of Alternative Facts

$10 – Sunday at 4pm // Tough Poetry in Dark Times