NICHOLAS NICASTRO NEWS and EVENTS

LITQUAKE READING
Bay Area friends, come see me read from my latest at San Francisco LITQUAKE, October 11, 2015 at 12:30pm at Z Space, 450 Florida St...featuring Amanda Cambria playing
Kate Bender!  

NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHER'S CONVENTION
I'll be speaking at the annual conference of the National Science Teachers Association on March 13, 2015, at Chicago's McCormick Center at 11am. The subject will be Eratosthenes and his legacy in world geography. I'll also be signing copies of the new edition of the book. Hope to see you there! http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule2.aspx?id=2015chi

YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL
I'll be reading from "Antigone"s Wake" at the Yiasou Greek Festival in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 6pm. Check this link for more info, and hope to see you there.
http://www.yiasoufestival.org/

POP GOES THE CLASSICS
I'll be addressing the New York Classical Club on February 12, 2011, as part of their winter conference on "The Classics and Contemporary Culture." All are welcome! Info and tickets available here: http://www.nyclassicalclub.org/events.htm

LEGENDS
I'll be reading at Inside Story Time in San Francisco, 6.30-8.30pm, June 17th, 2010, at Cafe Royale, 800 Post Street @ Leavenworth. The theme is "Legends". Other participating writers include Christina Sunley ("The Tricking of Freya") and Anne Finger ("Call Me Ahab"). Hope to see you there!
Info at www.insidestorytime.com

FACEBOOK PAGE IS LIVE
My writer's page is now live on Facebook! Check it out by searching for "Books by Nicholas Nicastro", and feel free to "become a fan". I'll be sharing professional news there, and the page affords easy communication.

   
STILL MORE TRANSLATIONS
The latest foreign language editions of the books are now out— Spanish translations of EMPIRE OF ASHES and THE ISLE OF STONE from Alamut, and a Greek ANTIGONE'S WAKE from Minoas. Click on the thumbnails to see enlarged images of the covers.

PETALUMA BOOKSIGNING
I'll be meeting readers and signing books at Copperfield's Books in Petaluma, CA Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 1:30-3:30pm. The address is 140 Kentucky St.
Call (707) 762-0563 for information.

READING SCHEDULED
I'll be reading from CIRCUMFERENCE, signing books, and chatting about matters geographical on Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm, at Coffee Catz Restaurant, 6761 Sebastopol Ave #300, Sebastopol, CA. The event is
part of Copperfield Books' "Science Buzz Cafe."
Please call (707)292-5281 for information.

  
MORE FOREIGN EDITIONS

Two new foreign language editions of the books have appeared lately—a Portuguese EMPIRE OFASHES published by Bertrand Editora, and a Greek tranlation of THE ISLE OF STONE by Minoas. Both have attractive covers. Click on the thumbnails to see enlarged images.

READINGS SCHEDULED
In conjunction with the publication of ANTIGONE'S WAKE, I’ll be reading and signing books at the following locations this year. Hope to see you there!

Ithaca, NY (The Bookery II, DeWitt Mall)
April 7, 2007. 2 pm. Info 607-273-5055.

South Bend, IN (349 Madeleva Hall, St. Mary's College), April 10, 2007. 7pm.
Info: lsteele@berkeley.edu

Ames, IA (207 Marston Hall, Iowa State University) April 12, 2007. 4:10pm. Info 515-294-7266

Denver, CO (Tattered Cover Bookstore LoDo, 1628 16th Street) August 28, 2007. 7:30pm.
Info 303-436-9219 ext: 2736

Tucson, AZ (Clues Unlimited Bookstore, 123 S. Eastbourne) August 31, 2007. Time TBA.
Info (520) 326-8533

ITHACA JOURNAL INTERVIEW
Here's an interview with the Ithaca Journal, published as a preview to my "Course of Empire" presentation at Bookery II. Read it here (PDF)

AMERICA AND ANCIENT EMPIRES
I'll be speaking about "The Course of Empire: Athens, Rome, and America's Imperial Myth" at Bookery II in Ithaca on Sunday, July 30 at 4pm. The program will include readings from THE ISLE OF STONE and from my upcoming novel. The event will be in the DeWitt Mall atrium, upstairs from the bookstore. Books will also be available for signing and purchase. Call 607-273-5055 for further information.

U. OF ARIZONA DEPT. OF CLASSICS TALK
I'll be reading and answering questions from the Tucson chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America on Monday, April 24, 2006. The presentation title is "Et in Arcadia Ego: Coming to Terms with Flawed Heroes in Historical Fiction". The event will be held in ILC 141 on the campus of University of Arizona, at 4:30 pm.

ISLE OF STONE NOW REQUIRED READING!
Cornell University Professor Barry Strauss has made THE ISLE OF STONE required reading for History 256: War & Peace in Greece and Rome. I will also be visiting the class on February 22, 2006 to face my captive audience (McGraw 165, 2:30pm).

READING TO SUPPORT U. OF ARIZONA HISTORY DEPT.
I will be reading from THE ISLE OF STONE and meeting readers at Clues Unlimited Bookstore, 123 S. Eastbourne Ave., Tucson, Arizona on February 16, 2006. The event is part of a series of lectures by novelists to support the University of Arizona Department of History. Tickets $10, tax deductible. Please contact Vickie Parker at 520-621-3793 for reservations or information.

SALTONSTALL LITERARY SALON
I'll be reading, signing books, and chatting with readers at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Literary Salon on November 13, 2005. Other writers on the program include Rachel Wenrick and Ralph Black. The event will be held at Olivia Restaurant, 381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Refreshments will be available, and reservations are recommended—please call Olivia at 607-272-1020. For further information, go to http://www.saltonstall.org/whatsnew/salon.php.

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JAPANESE EDITION PUBLISHED

A Japanese translation of EMPIRE OF ASHES is now available from Seiryu Publishing Co.. The handsome cover illustration is a detail from "Alexander's Last Battle" (1529), by Albrecht Altdorfer (ca. 1480-1538).
Click here to see an enlarged image.

AUTHOR TO ADDRESS
HISTORY HONOR SOCIETY

April 23, 2005: Invited speaker at the Phi Alpha Theta Spring Banquet, Iowa State University, Ames.

ARCHAEOLOGY ASSOCIATION TALK
April 19, 2005: I will address the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University, Goldwin Smith Hall, Room G-22, at 8:00 P.M. The presentation is entitled Et in Arcadia Ego: Coming to Terms with Flawed Heroes in Historical Fiction. Copies of Empire of Ashes will be for sale and signing after the talk.

RADIO INTERVIEW
NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

You can hear an archived version of my radio interview for OFF THE PAGE, WSKG radio, Binghamton, NY on January 25, 2005, at the following site: http://www.wskg.org/OffThepage/2005-01-25-nicastro-offthepage.htm
How many mistakes did I make in this interview, broadcast live? Surprisingly many!

LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW SCHEDULED
January 25, 2005: On-air INTERVIEW on Off the Page, a one-hour call-in show on WSKG radio, Binghamton, NY (90.9 FM in Ithaca). Live show airs at 1pm, repeated at 7pm. For more information go to: http://www.wskg.org/radiowskg.htm

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