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Upcoming events

    • 22 Jul 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017

    Photo-exhibition of 34 photos “Sardinia. The Footstep of the God.” by Yelena S. Kurdyumova and Sergey A. Porada, which was open to public from May 16 till June 30 in Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery of North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA, is now closed.

    However, those who didn’t have a chance to visit it, now have an opportunity to make a virtual tour of the exhibition, seeing 30-minute video presentation by Yelena S. Kurdyumova on Runglobalmedia channel on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eGmDcHDmszI 

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Common Good Books, 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, MN 55105
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    Now is your opportunity to meet Olivia Kate Cerrone, Sicilian American and author of the historical fiction novella, "The Hunger Saint". Olivia will travel from Boston and will visit the Twin Cities on Thursday, September 7th, for a book discussion/reading event. She has received numerous literary honors, and her historical fiction novella, about the child sulfur miners of Sicily, has been highly praised.

    Join us in an exciting new venue, Common Good Books, located at 38 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul, and learn more about Sicilian history!  Olivia will discuss her career path, her discovery of the "carusi", her research in learning more about them, and she will read some powerful passages from her book.  This is an evening you won't want to miss!

    This is a FREE event!  Please register here today, welcome Olivia to the Twin Cities, and take part in what promises to be a fascinating evening!

    Date: Thursday, September 7
    Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Place: Common Good Books
    38 Snelling Avenue South
    St. Paul, MN  55105

    Please contact Peggy at info@theitalianculturalcenter.org with your questions.  

    Light refreshments will be served.



                    

    Olivia Kate Cerrone's Bio:

    Olivia Kate Cerrone’s The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press, 2017) was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a well-crafted and affecting literary tale.” Her Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Jack Dyer Prize from the Crab Orchard Review. Cerrone’s writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in Salamander, The Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, New South and other journals. She's received various literary honors, including residencies at Ragdale, the VCCA, and the Hambidge Center, where she was awarded a "Distinguished Fellowship" from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently at work on a novel called DISPLACED.

    Reviews of "The Hunger Saint"


Past events

12 Jun 2017 Sardinia. The Footstep of the God
21 May 2017 Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That? National Tour
18 May 2017 ES17 Preview: the new Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker!
13 May 2017 La Boheme - Discounted tickets for MN Opera La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini
07 Apr 2017 Neorealism’s Casualisation of Labour - Lecture at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
06 Apr 2017 The Cinematic Life of Petroleum - Workshop at the UoM with Professor Karl Schoonover
20 Mar 2017 IL VOLO: Notte Magica World Tour
12 Mar 2017 CW17 Festa italiana in pizzeria! Italian Pizza Party for Families
03 Mar 2017 Issues of Translation: published translations of books by noted contemporary Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi
19 Jan 2017 SOLD OUT! EW17 Donna Leon and Venice: The Tale of Two Cities
08 Jan 2017 EW17 Viva l'Italia! From our friends of Opera on Tap
01 Dec 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "Visualizing Sanudo's Diarii. The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice"
13 Nov 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: Special Concert Performance "¡Sacabuche!: Venetia 1500"
11 Nov 2016 CONSORTIUM CARISSIMI: Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz
01 Nov 2016 Ferrante Night at Moon Palace Books
27 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "A Knight of the Italian Renaissance: Pietro Bembo and the Order of Malta"
20 Oct 2016 EF16 Celebrating the vibrant history of Venice: "The Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Trade in a Transitional Time"
15 Oct 2016 EF16 Discover the Caponi Art Park
10 Oct 2016 BORDERS (OF THE HUMAN): Naoki Sakai and Sandro Mezzadra: A Winton Chair Cornerstone Event (Oct 10-12, 2016)
08 Sep 2016 Earthquake Fundraiser: CLOSED, Thank you for the overwhelming response!
19 May 2016 EU16 The Italian Experience in Minnesota - An Overview, Thursday, May 19, 2016
15 Apr 2016 Sebastian Maniscalco heads to Pantages 4/15!
24 Mar 2016 ES16 Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Formation of Italian Identity - Thursday, March 24, 2016
14 Feb 2016 Cineforum Series: Film “Matrimonio all’italiana” (Marriage Italian Style)
11 Oct 2015 CE15 - Piccoli Pizzaioli series: Panzerotti class for children
05 Oct 2015 RED DESERT (1964) A film by Italian Director Michelangelo Antonioni
19 Aug 2015 ES15 Cocktail Reception at Historic Clifton House
07 Jul 2015 ES15 SOLD OUT! - Symposium - Leonardo Da Vinci: the Scientist, The Inventor, The Artist: Legacy of the Ultimate Renaissance Man.
22 May 2015 Eurochannel Short Films Tour
25 Apr 2015 University of Minnesota Event
24 Apr 2015 EN15 U of M Film, "Refugees in Cinecitta"- Friday, April 24
22 Apr 2015 Chocolate for the Rainforest
04 Apr 2015 DOLCI: La Cassata Siciliana - Saturday, April 4th
14 Mar 2015 CE15 SOLD OUT! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
07 Feb 2015 Sold Out! I piccoli pizzaioli – a pizza making class for children
01 Feb 2015 1 Open Spot! DOLCI – Italian treats for Carnevale! Sunday, Feb 1st
02 Dec 2014 Italian Ambassador Visit/ Spoken in Italian - Tuesday, December 2, 2014
27 Sep 2014 EF14 DOLCI - Tiramisu! Saturday, September 27
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
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)
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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