Jim Vanore, staff writer for the Cape May County Herald, writes about my upcoming book talks this weekend in Avalon and North Cape May, NJ. The article also carries the first published look at the colorful new paperback cover of My Cousin the Saint (above), which will be released by Harper Perennial next month. The story is here.
Posts Tagged ‘book talks’
I’m happy to say that I’ll be returning to Cape May County, N.J., next week for book talks. At 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 16, I’ll be at the Avalon Free Public Library. The talk is actually at the adjacent Avalon Elementary School in the gym. Details and directions are here. And on Sunday morning at 10:30, I’ll be at St. John of God Catholic Church in North Cape May. Directions are here.
Books will be available! Come on out! Tell your friends! You might even meet a few characters from the book!
Last week, March 12, I had the great honor of speaking about my book at the Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College.
There was a nice turnout and a very receptive audience. I took questions for more than 30 minutes — a lively discussion about southern Italy. Thanks to Joe Sciorra and Anthony Tamburri for the invitation.
The following night, March 13, I had a blast speaking at the famous Old Town Bar on 18th Street in Manhattan. It was crowded and noisy and a great deal of fun, more of a shout than a talk.
Owner Matt Meagher, a friend of my sister’s, was good enough to invite me and make books available. Thanks Matt….Photos by Emilia Catanoso
I’m happy to say I will be in New York City next week for a couple of book talks and a book signing:
March 11: I will be a guest speaker during the evening service at St. Athanasius Church, 6120 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn. The service starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. A book signing will follow the service.
March 12: I will speak as part of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s Writers Read Series. The institute is part of Queen College, CUNY, and is located at 25 W. 43rd St., 17th Floor, in Manhattan. This event begins around 6 p.m., and the institute requests that those coming call to RSVP: 212-642-2094. A book signing will follow the talk.
March 13: I will be at Old Town Bar for a book signing. This will start around 6:30 p.m. The historic literary hangout is owned by friends of my sister’s who have generously arranged this event.
As a special family treat, my wife, singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, will perform on March 13 at Googies Lounge in the Village (154 Ludlow Street) at 7:30 p.m.