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Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Monthly Meeting

Save the date for the October Monthly Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, October 20th, during which author and former Johns Hopkins SAIS student, Katherine Wilson, will talk about her new book Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law, which was BBC national radio's Book of the Week in June 2016. The meeting, which is a joint event with JHU SAIS, will be held in the penthouse at Johns Hopkins University (Via Belmeloro, 11) with social greetings starting at 7:15pm in the downstairs bar and the talk commencing promptly at 8pm. Afterwards, we will gather at Toffee Art-Café at via Zanolini 3/C.


The meeting will take place in the penthouse at Johns Hopkins University at Via Belmeloro, 11.


After the presentation, we will gather at Toffee Art-Café at via Zanolini 3/C, located across the viale from via Belmoro.


The meeting is set for Thursday, October 20th. Social greetings will begin at 7:15pm in the downstairs bar, and the presentation will commence promptly at 8pm.


A female friend or colleague to introduce to the IWF.


Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from my Italian Mother-in-Law is a spellbinding journey into theheart of Neapolitan life. Steeped in sunlight, wine andunforgettable food, the memoir is a love letter to a cityand a family, a coming-of-age story, and a transportingaccount of learning to live the Italian way.New York Times best-selling author andfilmmaker Adriana Trigiani calls the book a “gloriousmemoir celebrating the holy trinity of Italian life: love,food and family. (Katherine Wilson’s) keen eye and senseof humor takes your through the winding streets ofNaples at a clip, on a ride you hope will never end. If youlove Italy, or the idea of it, you will love this book.”Kirkus Reviews calls it “an exuberant account oflove and great Italian food,” while renowned New YorkTimes restaurant critic, author and chef Ruth Reichlwrites: “In a world filled with food memoirs, this onestands out. Katherine Wilson gives us more than thefabulous food of Naples. She offers us a passport to anexotic country we would never be able to enter on ourown.” Only in Naples was BBC national radio’s Book of the Week in June 2016.

Katherine Wilson was born and raised in Washington D.C. After graduating Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, she pursued a diploma in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Bologna Italy. She then began working in Italian film, television and theater, as well as translations and dubbing. Her career has included leading roles in Jesus Christ Superstar with Carl Anderson and Amii Stewart, Evita with Bob Simon, and the television miniseries Submerged directed by James Keach. She also appeared in Giuseppe Tornatore’s film The Best Offer with Donald Sutherland and Geoffrey Rush. She lives in Rome with her husband and two children.