Thu, Jul 30



Live on Crowdcast: Tom Rastrelli in Conversation with Janet Fitch

Join us for a reading and discussion of "Confessions of a Gay Priest: A Memoir of Sex, Love, Abuse, and Scandal in the Catholic Seminary" hosted by Skylight Books Los Angeles.

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Live on Crowdcast: Tom Rastrelli in Conversation with Janet Fitch

Time & Location

Jul 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM PDT


About the event

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Tom Rastrelli is a survivor of clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse who then became a priest in the early days of the Catholic Church’s ongoing scandals. Confessions of a Gay Priest divulges the clandes­tine inner workings of the seminary, providing an intimate and unapologetic look into the psychosexual and spiritual dynamics of celibacy and lays bare the “formation” system that perpetuates the cycle of abuse and cover-up that continues today. 

Tom Rastrelli is director of digital communications at Willamette University. He lives in Salem, Oregon.

Janet Fitch is an American author  and teacher of fiction writing. She is the author of the #1 national bestseller White Oleander, a novel translated into 24 languages, an Oprah Book Club book and the basis of a feature film, Paint It Black, also widely translated and made into a 2017 film, and her epic novels of the Russian Revolution, The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral. Additionally, she has written a young adult novel, Kicks, short stories, essays, articles, and reviews, contributed to anthologies and regularly teaches at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She lives in Los Angeles and travels whenever she gets the chance.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

1818 N Vermont Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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