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Book Club and Tavola Rotonda

  Our Book Club was established for the purpose of improving reading, pronunciation and listening skills in Italian. In our meetings, we read and discuss Italian classics and modern literature in a relaxed atmosphere. While all participants take turns reading aloud, the group leader ensures that everyone has a grasp of the meaning and conducts the discussion in Italian as much as possible. Previous books included Pinocchio, I Promessi Sposi, and Inspector Montalbano’s novels, to name a few.

The Tavola Rotonda Book Discussions are for those with advanced language proficiency and prefer to read an Italian book on their own.  Once a new book has been chosen, participants will purchase and read the book prior to attending the discussion session. Our native instructors will lead the discussion and help participants further understand the book.


Check our website regularly to find out about the next Book Club or Tavola Rotonda meetings and the appropriate reading level.  ICC members and non-members are welcome.

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Upcoming events

    • 31 Aug 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 501
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    ICC is excited to announce a second Italian round table book discussion--- Tavola rotonda, "L'amica geniale" by Elena Ferrante.  ICC native Italian instructor, Romina Montanari, will facilitate this event, which will be spoken IN ITALIAN.

    Participants will be asked to read the Italian book on their own. On WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31st Book Discussion members will gather in suite 501, of the Hennepin Center for the Arts building, 528 Hennepin Avenue, and the group will discuss the material they have read in round table fashion. This event is for advanced speakers of Italian.

    Cost for the Book Discussion is $15 for members, 20 for non-members, and you may register here.  Space will be limited.  You are encouraged to begin reading and register to attend the discussion event on August 31st.

    The book may be ordered via this link on Amazon.com:

    PLEASE NOTE: A minimum of 4 participants will be required. PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, JULY 1, SO WE CAN DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THIS EVENT WILL MATERIALIZE.

    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.





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