Attend this ‘Summer of Love’ discussion with Stu Levitan

Join Neil Heinen and Madison historian Stu Levitan
Attend this ‘Summer of Love’ discussion with Stu Levitan

Let nostalgia take over as historian Stu Levitan and Neil Heinen, the editorial director of Madison Magazine and WISC-TV, take you back to Madison 1967 in a conversation to be held at Barnes & Noble at West Towne Mall on May 19. Join Levitan and Heinen as they reflect on Madison’s rich history, roping in a discussion about how those specific events impacted the present in anticipation of Levitan’s new book, “Madison in the Sixties,” and the adapted feature that is Madison Magazine’s June cover story.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” Levitan transports you back to Madison’s past, describing in detail some of the most important and impactful events of the time. From the University Avenue bus protest to the Battle of Dow and Otis Redding’s tragic death to the opening of the Monona Causeway, Levitan’s piece shows how the events of Madison in 1967 shaped our present day life.

Levitan is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and a mainstay of Madison media and government since 1975. He is author of “Madison: the Illustrated Sesquicentennial History, Volume 1,” and the forthcoming “Madison in the Sixties” (WIsconsin Historical Society Press 2018), from which this story is adapted.

Join Levitan and Heinen for this compelling discussion:

Reminisce the Summer of Love
Barnes & Noble West Towne Mall
7433 Mineral Point Rd.
Friday, May 19
3:30-5 p.m.