IA Literati 2018, Casa Italia’s 14th annual celebration of local Italian American authors, will run from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm on May 12 in the Florentine Room of the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park, Illinois. Book sales and signings, raffles and a meet-and-greet with the authors will take place at 9:30 am. Authors will read from their works starting at 10:00 am
Several new authors such as Frank Cesario, Anne Marie Cina, Lee Colsant and Steve Decker will take part in the event along with veteran literati Arthur Cola, Dr. Bruno Cortis, Kathy DeNicolo, Tony Romano and Adam Sedia.
The moderator will be Chicago writer Jay Pridmore, author of more than 25 books, including “Chicago Architecture and Design.” The event will include a portrayal of George Pullman by Fra Noi columnist CJ Martello.
“Our event is a great place for readers to immerse themselves in the work of local Italian American writers and a great place for Italian American writers to network and find out what their fellow authors are doing,” says Italian Cultural Center librarian and event founder Dominic Candeloro. “We proudly support Italian American authors and we encourage the rest of the community to do the same.”