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Storytime for Grownups: Italo Calvino
November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In a new, recurring series every second Thursday, “Story Time for Grownups” host David Loftus will read tales and excerpts from the work of Italo Calvino at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9. Admission is free.
Do you remember what it was like when everything and everyone in the universe occupied a single point? What it felt like to be the last dinosaur on Earth, when mammals were taking over and looking back at their thundering predecessors with fear, curiosity, and admiration? Impossible to imagine? Not for the late Italian fabulist Italo Calvino. Come and hear stories by the man who crossed physics with fairy tale, biology with fable, in a literary line that runs from the Brothers Grimm through Borges and Nabokov.
Portland writer and actor Loftus has read before live audiences at libraries, bookstores, coffee shops, and even banks. In the 1980s he recorded books for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind. In Portland he has performed in Shakespeare-in-the-Parks productions, and appeared on the NBC fantasy series “Grimm” as a French-speaking Reaper. David has reviewed books for the Oregonian and is the author of three published books as well. A native Oregonian, he also works part-time for Portland Streetcar and Portland Walking Tours.