Events

Upcoming Events:

Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading from the novel Flower of Iowa
Presented by author Lance Ringel with period music by Chuck Muckle. 
Thursday, January 15, from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Stonewall National Museum Gallery
2157 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33304
(Free Admission)

Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa, will read excerpts from his eBook, joined by his spouse, actor-singer Chuck Muckle. Mr. Muckle will also perform several songs made famous during The Great War, such as “Over There” and “It’s A Long Way to Tiperrary.” 

For more information, call (954) 763-8565 or visit www.stonewall-museum.org.

Past Events:

Gay in the Great War, a program combining literature and music from World War I
A Dramatized reading with author Lance Ringel  and period music by Chuck Muckle
Monday, November 10, at 6:00 PM
Arts Mid-Hudson
696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie, NY 
(Free Admission)
RSVP to: events@artsmidhudson.org
or call (845) 454-3222

Poughkeepsie resident Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa, will read excerpts from his eBook, joined by actor-singer Chuck Muckle. Mr. Muckle will also perform several songs made famous during The Great War, including “Over There” and “It’s A Long Way to Tipperary.”

For more information, call (845) 454-3222 or visit www.artsmidhudson.org.


Gay in the Great War, a reading from Flower of Iowa by Lance Ringel with period music by Chuck Muckle
Saturday, October 18, from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Gerber/Hart Library
6500 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives was founded in 1981 to be a depository for the records of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) individuals and organizations, and for other resources bearing upon their lives and experiences in American society. Gerber/Hart Library and Archives has since grown into being the Midwest's largest LGBT circulating library with over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.

For more information, call (773) 381-8030 or visit www.gerberhart.org.


Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading
Presented by author Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle
Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
OutReach, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Central Wisconsin
Gateway Mall, 600 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703-3588

Lance Ringel continues his book tour across America. Following appearances in Provincetown, Brooklyn, New York, and Pittsburgh, Lance will offer a dramatized reading from his acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa at OutReach, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of South Central Wisconsin.  Ringel will be joined by his spouse, actor-singer Chuck Muckle, who will perform several songs made famous on the battlefields of World War I. Admission is free, and the program is open to all.


OutReach’s mission is to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people. The organization and its predecessors have offered the Madison-area LGBT community continuous service for 35 years.

For more information, call (608) 255-8582 or visit www.lgbtoutreach.org.



Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading
Presented by author Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle
Wednesday, October 15 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N Market Street, Second Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202

The next engagement booked for Lance Ringel and Chuck Muckle and their “Gay in the Great War,” program will be presented at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center in conjunction with a meeting of the Center’s SAGE's 50+ Support Group. Admission is free, and the program is open to all.

Lance and Chuck will offer dramatized readings from Ringel’s acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa. Mr. Muckle will also perform several songs, such as “Over There,” which were first made famous during The Great War. 

The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to further develop the vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the greater Milwaukee area, thus improving the quality of life for all people. The mission is supported by the Center’s leadership in community building, health promotion, advocacy, and communications. 

For more information, call (414) 271-2656 or visit mkelgbt.org.



Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading
Presented by author Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle
Monday, October 13, from 11:00 AM until noon
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
6600 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

To commemorate LGBT History Month, author Lance Ringel has scheduled several events for October on his book tour across America. Following appearances in New York City, Pittsburgh, and Madison, WI, Lance will offer a dramatized reading from his acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa at LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland on Monday, October 13 from 11:00 AM to noon. 

Ringel will be joined by his spouse, actor-singer Chuck Muckle, who will perform several songs made famous on the battlefields of World War I. 

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland seeks to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and inclusive of class, race and ability. They work collaboratively with other LGBT and ally groups to address community needs and issues. More info: lgbtcleveland.org.

For more information, call (216) 651-5428 or email lgbtcleveland.org.


Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading
Presented by author Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle
Sunday, October 12, from 12:00 noon until 1:30 PM
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) of Pittsburgh
210 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Lance Ringel and Chuck Muckle return to the city where they first met — Pittsburgh — to offer a dramatized reading from Ringel's acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa. The pair will present their event at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center (GLCC) of Pittsburgh on Sunday, October 12th from noon to 1:30 PM, in conjunction with a meeting of the Center’s Men’s Group.

Ringel and Muckle were students at The University of Pittsburgh when they met 38 years ago. They have been together ever since.


The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC) provides gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, their families and supporters in Western Pennsylvania with resources and opportunities to promote visibility, understanding, and equality within the LGBT communities and the community at large. The GLCC works toward these goals through education, social support, networking, and advocacy.

For more information, call (412) 422-0114 or visit visit www.glccpgh.org




Gay in the Great War, a dramatized reading from 
Flower of Iowa
Presented by author Lance Ringel with period music by Chuck Muckle 
Monday, October 6, from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM - Free admission
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
4 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201
  
Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa, will read excerpts from his eBook, joined by his spouse, actor-singer Chuck Muckle. Mr. Muckle will also perform several songs made famous during The Great War. This summer marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. October is also LGBT History Month.

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center was incorporated in 2008 and founded both to celebrate the diverse lives and experiences of the LGBTQ community of Brooklyn, and to address profound community need. 

For more information, call (347) 889-7719 or visit www.lgbtbrooklyn.org.



Reading at the Provincetown Public Library

Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Provincetown Public Library, Marc Jacobs Reading Room
356 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657

Author Lance Ringel will visit the Provincetown Public Library on Thursday, August 14 to present his new book Flower of Iowa in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room.  

Flower of Iowa is the first published novel by veteran journalist and writer Lance Ringel. Long fascinated with The Great War, Ringel first began work on the book in 1992. He envisioned a saga that examined a relationship between two soldiers set against the backdrop of WWI. This idea launched Ringel into a five-year journey across America and through Europe in a quest to make sure that Flower of Iowa was as historically accurate as possible.

For more information about this event, please click here.


Lance Ringel and Chuck Muckle to Appear at Easton Mountain
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Easton Mountain
391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834 

Lance Ringel and actor Chuck Muckle (Mr. Ringel's spouse) will perform a dramatized reading from Flower of Iowa at Easton Mountain, the gay spiritual retreat in Greenwich, New York. Mr. Muckle will also sing songs from The Great War. This literary event will happen on August 15 during their Gay Spirit Week celebration.

Check back for more information, or visit the Easton Mountain website by clicking here.




Lance Ringel to Appear at Book Fest 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Queens Pride House
76-11 37th Ave., Suite 206, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Lance Ringel, author of the acclaimed World War I saga Flower of Iowa, will participate in Book Fest 2014, a discussion between four LGBT authors.

Ringel will be joined by his spouse, Chuck Muckle, who will participate in a dramatized reading of the pivotal scene in Flower of Iowa wherein American soldier Tommy Flowers and British soldier David Pearson fall in love.

Admission to Book Fest 2014 is free. For more information about the event, 
please call (718) 429-5309 or visit queenspridehouse.org.




Gays in The Great War Lance Ringel reads from his novel, Flower of Iowa
Friday, June 27, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Bureau of General Services — Queer Division (BGSQD)
Hosted by Cage

83A Hester St., New York, NY 10002 (Between Orchard and Allen Streets)

Writer Lance Ringel will read selections from his novel Flower of Iowa, a saga about World War I France in 1918 and two young soldiers 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.


For more information about this event, please click here.



Gay in The Great War: Lance Ringel reads from his novel, Flower of Iowa
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center Men's Group
Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM

Apuzzo Hall, 300 Wall Street, Kingston, New York

The reception will include a reading by the author, a selection of World War I songs by Chuck Muckle and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

For more information about the event, please click here.


Hudson Valley Gay Life Expo
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM

The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for Performing Arts, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Author Lance Ringel will read from his acclaimed new novel, "Flower of Iowa" at the Hudson Valley Gay Life Expo, the final event in the week-long Queen City Pride Festivities, brought to you by Big Gay Hudson Valley.com. The Expo takes place on Saturday, June 7 from 11:00am until 4:00pm at The Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for Performing Arts, 9 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.