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Literary Salon & Dinner with Chris Castellani and Award-winning Playwright Matthew Lopez “The Inheritance Play.”
June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join “Leading Men” author, Chris Castellani, for dinner and drinks at Stranger & Saints’ new outdoor event space!
Christopher Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware. He currently lives in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street, the country’s largest and leading independent creative writing center. He is the author of A Kiss from Maddalena (Algonquin Books, 2003)—winner of the Massachusetts Book Award in 2004— The Saint of Lost Things (Algonquin, 2005), a BookSense (IndieBound) Notable Book; and All This Talk of Love (Algonquin, 2013), a New York Times Editors’ Choice and finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Literary Award. The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, a collection of essays on point of view in fiction, was published in 2016 by Graywolf Press. His newest novel is Leading Men, for which he received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Leading Men was published in February 2019 by Viking Penguin, and is currently being adapted for film.
Award-Winning Playwright Matthew Lopez “The Inheritance” will join Chris for the Literary Salon! Matthew is writing the screenplay of “Leading Men.” Matthew Lopez is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, premiered at London’s Young Vic in 2018, where it was called “the most important American play of the century.” It transferred to the West End later that year, and opened on Broadway In 2019.