Il Punto! is committed to organizing a few lectures every year. Wether it is Italian literature, food, or art we will try to bring to you notable speakers.


THE TRAIN TO ORVIETO – A Lecture by Rebecca J. Novelli on March 11th 2017

Author Rebecca J. Novelli will discuss how personal experience becomes material for fiction and art in the context of her novel, The Train to Orvieto, an intimate story of love, loss, betrayal and reconciliation, begins in the heartland of America and unfolds against a turbulent background of war and social unrest in Italy between 1935 and 1968. This family saga examines how we come to understand the truths of our own lives and the costs of accepting them.

Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PST)
Seattle, WA

Books will be available for sale.
Free Event for Il Punto! Members – $5 for non members

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THE LAST APPRENTICE – A Lecture by RICHARD RHODES on May 31st 2016

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