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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

    • 14 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online Event
    • 4

    We are excited to announce an Italian round table book discussion - Tavola rotonda:

    "Le assaggiatrici" by Rosella Postorino 

    Participants will read the Italian book on their own. The discussion will consist of two meetings:

    Part 1: March 14 - Please read pages 11-149

    Part 2: April 11 - Please read pages 150-285

    An ICC native Italian instructor will facilitate the event, which will be spoken IN ITALIAN.

    Book discussion members will gather on ZOOM and discuss in round table fashion. This event is for ADVANCED students of Italian.

    Please register by February 22 to allow you time to read the book. 

    The book may be ordered on Amazon or at Libreria Pino

    Part 1

    When:   Sunday, March 14, 5:00-6:00 pm

    Where:  Zoom Platform: a link will be sent to participants prior the event

    Cost:     $20/Members, $30 Non/Members

    Contact Peggy at with your questions.  All events must be cancelled 72 hours in advance to receive a refund, less administrative fee.

The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | (612) 295-4111 

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