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.
Time & Location
Jul 30, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM PDT
About the event
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.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027