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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

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • 22 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502
    • 8


    Leggiamo e parliamo! Are you interested in improving your reading and conversational skills in Italian? 

    This class will welcome ICC members who are intermediate speakers of Italian.  Our first meeting will take place on Wednesday April 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This is an 8 week course.

    We will read and discuss Italian literature putting into use our reading and speaking skills through the guidance of an ICC Italian native instructor.

    We will begin reading "Novecento". The book can be purchased through Amazon using this link:

    A trumpet player of a transatlantic ship in the 1930s tells the story of Novecento, an orphan found abandoned on the ship and raised by an engineer and the crew. As an adult, Novecento plays the piano with an extraordinary talent and becomes the pianist of the orchestra, although he never took lessons. The story is about Novecento’s exceptional ability in playing jazz and his life as a man who has never been anywhere else except for the ship.

    Pre-requisite: Intermediate 1

    Cost: $240

    Please contact Peggy at with your questions.

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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