Thursday, September 02, 2010

Upcoming Talks at the Italian Cultural Institute

I've just received the following press release about a series of talks at the Italian Cultural Institute which will involve several crime writers:

“IN CONVERSAZIONE”
AN INNOVATIVE SERIES OF LITERARY TALKS
AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE

The series, curated by Maxim Jakubowski, will feature 8 leading English-speaking writers in conversation, discussing why they so often write about Italy, Italians and Italian Culture.

The warm love affair between British & American and Italian literature and culture is a treasured relationship that goes back several centuries, and this will prove an invaluable occasion to examine its contemporary relevance and examples as writers like Sarah Dunant, Iain Pears, Michelle Lovric, Lindsey Davis, David Hewson, Donna Leon, Tobias Jones, and Maxim Jakubowski will appear in conversation with critic Barry Forshaw, author Lauren Henderson and Maxim Jakubowski to discuss their appreciation of all things Italian.

Expect revelations, surprises and intimate confessions!

27 September 7pm SARAH DUNANT with Maxim Jakubowski
11 October 7pm IAIN PEARS with Barry Forshaw
15 November 7 pm MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI with Barry Forshaw
6 December 7pm MICHELLE LOVRIC with Maxim Jakubowski
17 January 7pm LINDSEY DAVIS with Lauren Henderson
21 February 7pm DAVID HEWSON with Barry Forshaw
DONNA LEON with Maxim Jakubowski ( specific date in April to be advised)
09 May 7pm TOBIAS JONES with Lauren Henderson


Contact: Anna Mondavio Tel. 020 7396 4409 anna.mondavio@esteri.it

Italian Cultural Institute 39, Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

rsvp.icilondon@esteri.it

2 comments:

Maxine said...

I wouldn't mind going to the Donna Leon one, either, Karen. Based on my past recollection of an evening there, one has to turn up early or at least promptly in order to be able to get a seat in hearing/seeing distance, as the room has a "flat" floor!

kathy d. said...

These talks looks so good. Will there be any reportbacks or summaries or YouTube videos--i.e., anything that can fill us in?