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Walter Tevis: A Writer’s Gambit Preview & Reception

Thursday July 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The program logo laid over a collaged image of billiard balls on a pool table and chess pieces.

Celebrate the premiere of KET’s newest documentary, Walter Tevis: A Writer’s Gambit, at the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington on Thursday, July 8!

The film explores the complex life and brilliant career of this Kentucky writer. His novels The Hustler, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and The Color of Money were all adapted into major motion pictures, and The Queen’s Gambit (based on his book of the same name) has become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed television series of the past decade.

This is your chance to enjoy a premiere reception and exclusive preview of this new KET film. You will also get to visit 21c’s The Harmon Room. Special guests include Julie Tevis McGory, Walter’s daughter, and the design team behind 21c’s Harmon Room.

    • 6:30 pm – Tours of The Harmon Room, inspired by The Queen’s Gambit
    • 7:00 pm – Reception
    • 7:30 pm – Film preview followed by Q & A
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And don’t forget to tune in for the full program which premieres on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 8/7 pm on KET.

Thank you to our program underwriting partners:

21c Museum Hotels
UK Libraries


Thursday July 8, 2021
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm




21c Museum Hotel
167 W. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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