Three Constantines Walk Into the Flintridge Bookstore

Published : Thursday, August 24, 2017 | 4:17 PM

L-R: Michael Constantine, Thea Constantine and Brendan Constantine.

On Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes actor/writer Michael Constantine and his son and daughter, poet Brendan Constantine and novelist Thea Constantine. Join them for a special (family safe) event where a family reads eventfully.

Michael Constantine is an award winning actor whose career spans over half a 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. In between adventures, she has worked as an award winning performer, filmmaker, playwright, and giant shrimp. Her first novel Stumptown (2017 Over the Edge Books) began as a serial for the on-line magazine The Black Boot, under the name Portlandia. She is a certified facilitator in the AWA method and 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 and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Hwy. Take the Angeles Crest exit off the 210, turn south, make a right onto Foothill Blvd., and turn left onto Chevy Chase. Parking is in the rear of the store.

 

 

 

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