The Immigrants Table: Literary Feast and Performance
Date: January 31 , 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Please bring your favorite italian dish or bottle of wine and come indulge in literary feast with visiting performer Mary Lou Senelli.
This staged reading dramatically and poetically tells a story of immigration, cultural adjustment and weaving Old and New Worlds together into a rich fabric of memoir. Sanelli's staged reading from her book, The Immigrant's Table, includes poetry, storytelling, Italian food & wine: all the elements she so enthusiastically writes about in her story of coming of age first generation American, born to parents from Italy.
Sanelli introduces her audience to her family in the most Italian of settings: around a table. And in introducing her family, she also reveals those long-held family recipes for a great meal as well as those for a lively family.
Sanelli has earned a solid reputation in the literary and public-speaking community through a steady commitment to writing and through twenty years of successful public readings and presentations. She is the author of seven poetry collections and a recent book of essays, Falling Awake, selected as "one of the most fabulous 2008 Northwest titles" by Seattle writer/reviewer Lesley Thomas. Among Friends: A Memoir, was #1 in Non-Fiction, December 2009, Barnes & Noble (Honolulu Advertiser) and a bookclub choice throughout the country.