Constantine Family to Read at Flintridge Bookstore

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The three Constantines

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes actor/writer Michael Constantine and his son and daughter, poet Brendan Constantine and novelist Thea Constantine, for a talk on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Join them for a special (family safe) event where a family reads eventfully.
Michael Constantine is an award-winning actor whose career spans more than half-century. He has created groundbreaking roles on stage, screen and television. He is perhaps best known to audiences for the role of Gus Portukalos in the “Big Fat Greek Wedding” franchise. In recent years, he has emerged as a compelling author. He is currently shopping his first novel, “The Sins of Holy Men.” This book was printed on the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) at Flintridge Bookstore.
Brendan Constantine is a poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Field, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly and Ninth Letter, among other journals. His most recent collection is “Dementia, My Darling” (2016 Red Hen Press). He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He currently teaches poetry at the Windward School and regularly offers classes to hospitals, foster homes, veterans and the elderly.
Thea Constantine was born in New York City to a family of actors and writers. She grew up in Hollywood and spent her youth in the clubs and streets of Los Angeles before finally settling in Portland, Oregon. Between adventures, she has worked as an award-winning performer, filmmaker and playwright. Her first novel “Stumptown” (2017 Over the Edge Books) began as a serial for the online magazine “The Black Boot,” under the name Portlandia. She does weekly writers workshops with PDX Writers. Her short stories have been published in a number of journals, magazines and anthologies.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd.

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