Ines Rodrigues

Ines Rodrigues

Ines Rodrigues, Days of Bossa Nova

Days of Bossa Nova

It’s the story of Felipe Navarra, a poor boy from the countryside who rises to become a radio celebrity in the 1960’s and 70’s, selling his soul to the devil in the chaos of São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. This family saga is a heartfelt portrait of Felipe and his beloved city that witnesses its own decadence, seasoned in the golden age of radio, Bossa Nova, and radionovelas.

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Book Event: Chicago, IL

March 25th, 2018, 7pm
The Sunday Salon
Celtic Crown Public House
2356 W Cullom

Days of Bossa Nova Book Event: Franciscan Foundation First Literary Fundraising, NY

April 12th, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm
The Franciscan Foundation First Literary Fundraising – New York City
277 Park Avenue, 49th Floor – New York, NY
Ines and four other authors (Preeti Singh, Rebecca Marks, Jimin Han and Patricia Dunn) will read, talk to the public and sell books to charity.

Special Class with Ines: Sarah Lawrence College, NY

April 14th, 2018, 10am-3pm
Ines Rodrigues will lead a class: When Travel Writing Meet Fiction
Sarah Lawrence College – The Writing Institute.
Registration is open

Days of Bossa Nova Reading: Bronxville Public Library, NY

April 28th, 2014, 3pm

Ines Rodrigues will read from her book and speak
Bronxville Public Library: 201 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708
This event is open to the public.

Don’t Think, Just Write!: Bronxville Adult School, NY

May 14th and May 21st, 2018 – Don’t Think, Just Write is back!
Ines’s popular class at Bronxville Adult School is back in two sessions. Register now

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Ines Rodrigues

Ines Rodrigues, Days of Bossa Nova

Ines Rodrigues

When I was a girl, I lived in an apartment on a busy avenue in São Paulo, where electric trolleys passed all day. While watching those buses up and down the road, I dreamed of traveling the world and seeing all sorts of streets.

Now I look back to all the streets I’ve explored in different countries, working as a journalist, learning languages and settling down in cities I had never imagined living in. So, here I am in New York, writing, teaching Italian, married to and Irish guy and speaking Portuguese to my children.