*** POSTPONED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BARRY *** Kathy Curto - Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood


Join us at the American Italian Cultural Center for an author presentation and book signing with Kathy Curto featuring her memoir, NOT FOR NOTHING: Glimpes into a Jersey Girlhood.

"In this tense and tender memoir, Curto dishes up her family's crazy moody love like rich red Italian gravy. Sometimes platters of it smash against the wall, sometimes warm bowls are savored on a lap. Too often, the plate is empty - with devastating consequences. But the reader feasts...Mangia Bene!" -Irene O'Garden

Kathy Curto teaches at Montclair State University and The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in the essay collection, Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now, and in The New York Times, Barrelhouse, La Voce di New York, Drift, Talking Writing, Junk, The Inquisitive Eater, The Asbury Park Press, VIA:Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo and Lumina. She has been the recipient of the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship, the Montclair State University Engaged Teaching Fellowship and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers' Workshop in Cetara, Italy. Kathy lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children. This is her first book.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:30pm

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American Italian Cultural Center - 537 S Peters St - New Orleans, LA 70130
Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood (Via Folios #134) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781599541297
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Published: Bordighera Press - December 11th, 2018

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Essays. Italian Studies. "NOT FOR NOTHING transported me. Curto's gritty specificity with coming-of-age memories is humourous, gripping, and thought-provoking. NOT FOR NOTHING takes on the beauty, pain, tenderness, cruelty, passion, and love that often coexist in a jumble of childhood and family."--Ann Imig.

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