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Acclaimed novelist Anna Monardo will present selections from her writings as part of the University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Writers & Readers Series at 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA).
Monardo, who lives in Omaha, recently completed her second novel, Fallingin Love with Natassia, a story about a dancer’s relationship with her daughter. The novel has received acclaim from the Lincoln Journal-Star and the Denver Post, as well as numerous other media. Her first novel, The Courtyard of Dreams, told the story of a relationship between a first-generation American and her Italian father.
The author, who was born to Italian immigrants and spent her youth in Pittsburgh, later moved to New York City where she served as a copy editor for Times magazine for 17 years.
Monardo now teaches at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writer’s Workshop. She received her bachelor of arts degree from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame and her master of fine arts in creative writing from Columbia University.
Reynolds Writers & Readers Series events are free and open to the public. Each series begins with a book signing and ends with a reception.