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
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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.