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The Italian Cultural Center is dedicated to helping promote local events that celebrate Italian culture in fresh and thought-provoking ways. If you have an event that fits this criteria and you would like to see it featured on the ICC website please e-mail secretary@theitalianculturalcenter.org.

Upcoming events

    • 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

14 Nov 2013 Give To The Max Day!
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!
31 May 2013 CineForum May: Zabriskie Point
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
26 Apr 2013 CineForum April: Zabriskie Point
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
22 Feb 2013 CineForum 2013: Blow Up
25 Jan 2013 CineForum 2013: Il deserto rosso
15 Nov 2012 Give To The Max Day!
19 Oct 2012 We Need Your Feedback! Take a short survey here!
15 Oct 2012 Jovanotti at First Ave
21 Sep 2012 Festa Italiana Event
25 Aug 2012 Italian Exchange Students Need Host Families
23 Jul 2012 Festa Italiana Kickoff!
22 Jul 2012 AS Roma Soccer In Chicago
16 Jun 2012 ICC Soccer Team Mini World Cup Tournament
25 May 2012 CineForum 2012: Mio fratello è figlio unico (My Brother Is an Only Child)
27 Apr 2012 CineForum 2012: Giorni e nuvole (Days and Clouds)
24 Feb 2012 CineForum 2012: Quando sei nato non puoi piu nasconderti (Once you are born, you can no longer hide)
09 Dec 2011 Concert by Ivailo Giurov
16 Oct 2011 ICC Soccer Team
23 Sep 2011 Festa Italiana: First Italian Festival
11 Sep 2011 Recreational indoor soccer for men over 35
28 Aug 2011 Wheels of Italy
21 Aug 2011 Italian Exchange Students Need Host Families
18 Jul 2011 Festa Italiana Fundraiser; First Italian Festival
11 Jun 2011 ICC Soccer Team
10 Jun 2011 La Doppia Ora at Edina Theater
14 Apr 2011 Italian Films at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
05 Mar 2011 Minnesota Opera Presents: La Traviata
13 Feb 2011 Roberto Plano plays with Dakota Valley Symphony
10 Feb 2011 U of MN Italian Conversation Group
29 Jan 2011 Chocolate Tasting Classes by Chocolate BonaVita
 
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