Now 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.