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    • 15 Aug 2013
    • 12:00 PM
    • 30 Jun 2014
    • ICC, Hennepin Center for the Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    This class is for students who would like to customize and advance their learning of Italian.

    • 10 May 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Valcucine, 275 Market Street, Suite 145, Mpls, MN 55405
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    Would you like to learn to make traditional Italian ravioli di ricotta e spinaci?? Now is your opportunity to join native Italian, Romina Montanari, for a hands-on pasta-making session just in time for Mother's Day!

                EXCITING NEW LOCATION!!!!

    We will meet in an exciting new location at Valcucine, 275 Market Street, Suite 145, Minneapolis, MN 55405, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Valcucine is located within the International Market Square, and parking is free!

     Romina will demonstrate the process, and then it will be your turn to create some ravioli of your own!  Each participant will bring some pasta home.

    Cost for the event will be $35 for members, and $45 for non-members.  Ingredients will be included, but please bring a lined,covered, flat pan.  You may register here, via the Paypal link, and please hurry.  Space will be limited.

    Contact Peggy, at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org, with your questions.  As always, all events must be cancelled at least 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative costs.

    • 29 May 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502
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    All This Talk of LoveThe ICC is excited to announce a new, very special Book Club and Author Meet and Greet event!  Now is your opportunity to read "All This Talk of Love", written by Italian American author, Christopher Castellani, participate in a discussion of the book, and meet Chris in person! Chris lives in Boston, and was just awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2014!

    Participants will be asked to read the book on their own.  On Thursday, May 29th, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Book Club members will gather in suite 50, of the Hennepin Center for the Arts building, 528 Hennepin Avenue. We are delighted to welcome Vanessa Ramos, Program Manager at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, who will lead the event and facilitate a discussion of the book.

    Cost for the Book Club only will be $8 per person, and you may register here.  Space will be limited.  Purchase a copy of "All This Talk of Love" with this link http://www.amazon.com/All-This-Talk-Love-Novel/dp/B00CF70SBM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396668205&sr=1-1&keywords=all+this+talk+of+love+christopher+castellaniand  You are encouraged to begin reading and register to attend the discussion event on May 29th.

    Finally, on June 18, 2014, we are proud to report that author, Christopher Castellani, will join us at Nonna Rosa's Ristorante, in Robbinsdale.  Details will follow shortly, but those who register for the evening at Nonna Rosa's  will have the opportunity to meet Chris, listen as he reads from the book, and share a light meal provided by Tina, Francesco, and the staff! 

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.


    CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI BIO: Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels, each published by Algonquin: All This Talk of Love (2013), a New York Times Editor?s Choice; The Saint of Lost Things (2005); and A Kiss From Maddalena (2003), which won the Massachusetts Book Award. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Ploughshares and numerous anthologies, including Mentors, Muses and Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives. His next book, The Art of Perspective, a collection of essays, is forthcoming from Graywolf.

    As the former executive director and current artistic director of Grub Street, Christopher has spent the past fourteen years helping to build the Boston-based organization into one of the country's leading non-profit writing centers. In 2008, he joined the fiction faculty of the MFA Program at Warren Wilson, where he serves on the academic board. He has been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and for two semesters he taught the Advanced Fiction Workshop at Swarthmore College.

    The son of Italian immigrants, Castellani grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, earned a B.A. at Swarthmore, an M.A. in English Literature at Tufts (where he is ABD), and an M.F.A. in Fiction at Boston University. He now lives in Boston.






    • 18 Jun 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano, 4168 West Broadway Avenue, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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    All This Talk Of Love, a novel by Christopher CastellaniNow is your opportunity to meet Italian American author, and 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship winner, Christopher Castellani. Chris will travel from Boston, and the ICC will be honored to introduce him, at a Meet and Greet, to be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Nonna Rosa Ristorante Italiano in Robbinsdale.

    Tina, Francesco and staff will prepare a wonderful dinner, including chicken marsala, salad, bread, gelato and a soft drink.  A cash bar will be available. Join us for a delicious meal, and to listen as Chris talks about his life, and reads from his latest book, "All This Talk of Love".

    Cost for the event will be $29 for members, and $34 for non-members. Please register and remit payment here. Space will be limited.  Join us, and welcome Chris to the Minneapolis area!

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less an administrative fee.

    NOTE:  If you wish to participate in the book discussion, scheduled for Thursday, May 29, please refer to the event page on our website for details and to register.

    CHRISTOPHER CASTELLANI BIO: Christopher Castellani isthe author of three novels, each published by Algonquin: All This Talk of Love (2013), a New York Times Editor?s Choice; The Saint of Lost Things (2005); and A Kiss From Maddalena (2003), which won the Massachusetts Book Award. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Ploughshares and numerous anthologies, including Mentors, Muses and Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives. His next book, The Art of Perspective, a collection of essays, is forthcoming from Graywolf.

    As the former executive director and current artistic director of Grub Street, Christopher has spent the past fourteen years helping to build the Boston-based organization into one of the country's leading non-profit writing centers. In 2008, he joined the fiction faculty of the MFA Program at Warren Wilson, where he serves on the academic board. He has been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and for two semesters he taught the Advanced Fiction Workshop at Swarthmore College.

    The son of Italian immigrants, Castellani grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, earned a B.A. at Swarthmore, an M.A. in English Literature at Tufts (where he is ABD), and an M.F.A. in Fiction at Boston University. He now lives in Boston.



Past events

02 Apr 2014 AS14G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
01 Apr 2014 ES14 Open House- Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
09 Mar 2014 Che strano chiamarsi Federico (How Strange to be Named Federico)
09 Mar 2014 Gli Equilibristi (Balancing Act)
09 Mar 2014 Tutti i santi giorni (Every Blessed Day)
08 Mar 2014 Cosimo e Nicole (Cosimo and Nicole)
08 Mar 2014 Il Rosso e il Blu (The Red and the Blue)
08 Mar 2014 Teorema Venezia / Das Venedig Prinzip (The Venice Syndrome)
08 Mar 2014 Il restauro dei luoghi Verdiani - da Roncole a Sant'Agata passando per Busseto (Restoring Verdi's Places - from Roncole to Sant'Agata via Busseto)
07 Mar 2014 Viva La Libertà (Long Live Freedom)
06 Mar 2014 Cuore sacro (Sacred Heart)
06 Mar 2014 Tickets for Cuore Sacro
25 Jan 2014 EW14 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
11 Jan 2014 RESCHEDULED! Open House- Saturday, January 11, 2-4 pm
17 Dec 2013 ENF13 Sorrento Travelogue, Tuesday, December 17
07 Dec 2013 EN13 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
05 Dec 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Thursday, December 05
21 Nov 2013 ENF13 Italian Wine Tour
12 Nov 2013 AJ13G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Tuesday, November 12
11 Nov 2013 ENF13 Young Professionals----Meet and Greet!
21 Oct 2013 ENF13 Meet New Italian American Author, Deborah Stevens...Book Signing and Wine Giveaway!
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
17 Jun 2013 EN13 Festeggiamo Spring 2013
25 May 2013 EU13 Make and Take --- Tortelloni!
02 May 2013 ES13 A Concert of Italian Songs and Arias with the University of Minnesota Department of Music
01 May 2013 Euro-American Celebration
07 Apr 2013 È stato il figlio (It was the son) tickets and sponsorship
07 Apr 2013 La kryptonite nella borsa (Kryptonite!) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 L'estate di Giacomo (Summer of Giacomo) tickets and sponsorship
06 Apr 2013 Un giorno speciale (A Special Day) tickets and sponsorship
05 Apr 2013 Terraferma (Dry Land) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Polvere -Il grande processo dell'amianto (Dust-The Great Asbestos Trial) tickets and sponsorship
04 Apr 2013 Italian Film Festival 2013
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
07 Mar 2013 EW13 Dario Fo: EVENT RESCHEDULED!!
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
05 Jan 2013 Make and Take --- Tortellini!
11 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Tuesday, December 11
06 Dec 2012 EN12F Festeggiamo Fall 2012
04 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo, Imperfetto,Trapassato - Tuesday, December 4
03 Dec 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Congiuntivo e Condizionale - Monday, December 3
27 Nov 2012 AJ12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Tuesday, November 27
25 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - Monday, June 25
21 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Passato Prossimo e Imperfetto - Thursday, June 21
20 Jun 2012 AU12G Grammar Workshop - Potere, Dovere, Volere e Pronunciation -Wednesday, June 20
18 Jun 2012 EN12S Festeggiamo Spring 2012
01 Apr 2012 20 sigarette (20 Cigarettes ) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Into Paradiso (Into Paradise) tickets and sponsorship
01 Apr 2012 Senza arte né parte (Make a Fake) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Fughe e approdi (Return to the Aeolian Islands ) tickets and sponsorship
31 Mar 2012 Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life) tickets and sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Caravaggio Tickets and Sponsorship
30 Mar 2012 Italian Film Festival 2012
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop- Passato Prossimo- April 4
04 Apr 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti - April 4
21 Mar 2011 AS Grammar Workshop - Pronomi Diretti/Indiretti -March 21
24 Feb 2011 Italian Poetry Review
20 Jan 2011 Private Classes - DATE AND TIME YET TO BE CONFIRMED
10 Sep 2010 Private Classes - DATE AND TIME YET TO BE CONFIRMED
24 May 2010 Private Classes - DATE AND TIME YET TO BE CONFIRMED
12 Apr 2010 Italia Oggi - Wednesday Evenings
13 Jan 2010 Italia Oggi - Wednesday Evenings
01 Jan 2010 Private Classes - DATE AND TIME YET TO BE CONFIRMED
 
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