Nicola Orichuia has founded a gem of a bookstore in Boston’s North End, right across from the Paul Revere House. He describes it as “an Italian American Cultural Hub.” And he hosts Italian-American authors like myself, offering us a place to share our craft with any and all interested.
On Saturday, March 5th, I was treated to Nicola’s gracious hospitality. Greeted by his charming staff, Lisa and Pascal, my husband and I entered a realm of books (in Italian and English) and programs for readers of all ages.
Much to my delight, we had a terrific turnout of longtime and newfound friends and readers. Nicola, an inveterate journalist, posed numerous questions so that our afternoon became a conversation between and among participants.
My sincere thanks to all those who visited this gem of a venue. I look forward to their critiques of my work.
Nicola, Lisa, Pascal, grazie molto! I am eager to join you again, and would relish the chance to host a workshop or two for writers and would-be writers in the Boston area.