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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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Past events

28 Oct 2021 IN-PERSON. IL CIRCOLO LETTERARIO: Tre giallisti contemporanei, A look at three Italian Mystery Writers
28 Oct 2021 ONLINE. IL CIRCOLO LETTERARIO: Tre giallisti contemporanei, A look at three Italian Mystery Writers
11 Apr 2021 TAVOLA ROTONDA ADVANCED ITALIAN Book Discussion Part 2 AWS21TR
14 Mar 2021 TAVOLA ROTONDA ADVANCED ITALIAN Book Discussion. AW21TR
26 Aug 2019 Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Va' dove ti porta il cuore" - Monday, August 26 EU19TR
13 Jun 2019 Author Visit- Live Music! Deborah Stevens Presents "Holy Predator" EN19
07 Sep 2017 EN17 Author Visit - MUSIC ADDED! Olivia Kate Cerrone: Sicilian History Comes To Life!
13 Jul 2017 EU17 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "Il giorno della civetta", Thursday, July 13
31 Aug 2016 EU16 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "L'amica geniale" by Elena Ferrante, Wednesday, August 31, 2016
20 Jul 2016 EU16 - Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda "In other words" by Jhumpa Lahiri, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
21 Nov 2015 EF15 - NOTE DATE CHANGE: Book Discussion/Tavola Rotonda, Saturday, November 21st
26 Mar 2015 AE15 NEW! Spring Meet Up and Italian Conversation
06 Jan 2015 ENW15 - READ AND DISCUSS- CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
18 Jun 2014 EN14 Christopher Castellani-Boston Author Meet and Greet
29 May 2014 ENS14 - SPECIAL EVENT: Book Discussion -All This Talk of Love
21 Oct 2013 ENF13 Meet New Italian American Author, Deborah Stevens...Book Signing and Wine Giveaway!
04 Sep 2013 Fall Term OPEN HOUSE
03 Apr 2013 ES13 Spring Term OPEN HOUSE - Film Festival Tickets on Sale!
08 Jan 2013 Winter Term OPEN HOUSE
24 Feb 2011 Italian Poetry Review
09 Jun 2010 Book Club
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