Events

Upcoming Events

05.19.2020 | Niantic Book Club | Chelsea Groton Bank, Niantic CT

[New date pending.] The Niantic Book Club has selected Celtic Crossing as its May read and invited Len to participate in their discussion on Tuesday, May 19th, starting at 4:45 PM at the bank's Niantic branch. Copies may be purchased in advance through CGB as usual or from Len at the event. Interested non-members should contact Cia Malahias for details (cmalahias@chelseagroton.com).

08.25.2020 | Connecticut Authors Trail | Douglas Library, Hebron CT

The Connecticut Authors Trail is in full swing this summer with a bounty of virtual events. Len has been selected as the Douglas Library Guest Author for 2020. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th, beginning at 6:30 PM. Ring in to hear the author speak about Celtic Crossing, share a reading, and answer questions. Registration is free and required for online access. Signed personalized copies of the book can be ordered online or by phone at Bank Square Books, with either curbside pickup, free shipping or local delivery.

10.25.2020 | Author Book Signing | Bank Square Books, Mystic CT

Stop by the corner of West Main & Water Streets from 12:00-3:00 PM during the Mystic Irish Parade on Sunday, October 25th, to meet Len, hear about Celtic Crossing, and have a copy signed. It's a great read for the Irish at heart. Can't make it? Bank Square Books will gladly send a personalized copy your way. [Rescheduled from 03.22.2020]

10.25.2020 | Author Meet & Greet | St. Patrick Church Center, Mystic CT

Join the Sober St. Patrick's Day revelry following the Mystic Irish Parade, where Len will be chatting with guests and signing copies of Celtic Crossing from 3:00-5:00 PM. This inspirational suspense novel set in modern-day Ireland features the historical exploits of Padraig, Bishop of Armagh, as he receives a holy relic for safekeeping after Rome's fall—a must-read for the Irish at heart. All are welcome to this public event cohosted by Enders Island. [Rescheduled from 03.22.2020]

09.12.2019 | Early Release Event | COG Fall Group Meeting, Atlanta GA

A limited number of Celtic Crossing books will be for sale at the St. Baldrick's Foundation booth during the upcoming COG Fall Group Meeting in Atlanta. In celebration of Halfway to St. Baldrick's Day, which coincides with the book's September 17th release, half of the purchase price will go to the Foundation on behalf of childhood cancer research.

09.22.2019 | Book Launch Reception | Enders Island, Mystic CT

Join the author to celebrate the release of Celtic Crossing. Listen to an excerpt, have your copy signed (available onsite), and enjoy light refreshments in the phenomenal gardens of this seaside retreat. The Sunday afternoon event will begin at 2:00 PM. Music provided by The Connecticut String Trio. Co-hosted by Enders Island Sacred Art Institute and Bank Square Books. Click here for directions. Registration appreciated but not required.

09.28.2019 | Author Meet & Greet | Sherman's Book Shop, Boothbay Harbor ME

Stop by Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop in Boothbay Harbor from 1:00-3:00 PM on Saturday, September 28th to meet the author (a summer resident), learn more about Celtic Crossing, and have your copy signed. Celebrate fall with a good read!

10.01.2019 | Author Meet & Greet | Sherman's Book Shop, Damariscotta ME

Stop by Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop & Café in Damariscotta from 1:00-3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 1st to meet the author (a summer resident of East Boothbay), learn more about Celtic Crossing, and have your copy signed. Celebrate fall with a good read!

10.15.2019 | UM Public Event | Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor MI

The University of Michigan Medical School Program on Health, Spirituality & Religion will host an event for students, faculty, and the public on Tuesday, October 15th, beginning at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of the downtown public library. Entitled Celtic Crossing: A Literary Exploration of Spirituality and Religion in the Terminally Ill, UM Psychiatry Resident Jeremy Baruch will join the author to discuss spiritual care themes explored in the novel. A book purchase & signing opportunity will follow in the foyer. Refreshments provided.

10.16.2019 | Bronson Medical Staff Book Club | The Park Club, Kalamazoo MI

Len will meet with members of the book club to discuss the medical, psychologic, emotional, and spiritual care themes explored in Celtic Crossing. This private event will begin at 6:00 PM in the Director's Room.

10.17.2019 | Coffee House Talk & Discussion | University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

Dr. Anthony Pagliarini in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame will host an author event for students and faculty on Thursday, October 17th, beginning at 8:00 PM in the Geddes Hall Coffee House. Celtic Crossing: A Quest for the Meaning of Life in the Context of Death will focus on this central theme in Len's inspirational suspense novel. Copies of the book will be available through Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore.

10.18.2019 | Pediatric Grand Rounds | Bronson Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo MI

Medical staff, faculty, and students are invited to attend Pediatric Grand Rounds on Friday, October 18th, at 8:00 AM for a multidisciplinary presentation entitled Family Cancer Syndrome: 50 Years of Lessons. Speakers will include pediatric oncologist Len Mattano, genetic counselor Carol Christianson, and hospital chaplain Ben Schaefer. First described in 1969, Li-Fraumeni syndrome is the paradigmatic cancer predisposition disorder. Studies conducted on one of Len's former patients and her family led to the identification of the underlying genetic basis for the disorder, published in 1990.

10.18.2019 | Community Reflection | K College Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo MI

Len will share personal insights with the Kalamazoo College community and alumni on his career transition From Oncologist to Novelist beginning at 11:00 AM. A K'81 graduate, Len completed his medical training at the University of Michigan in 1991 and returned to Kalamazoo to establish the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program at Bronson. In 2009 he relocated to Connecticut where both he and his wife Sue (K'81, née Szabo) worked in drug development. Celtic Crossing, his debut novel, explores universal themes inspired by his work with the terminally ill.

10.20.2019 | Author Talk & Book Signing | Bronson Gilmore Center, Kalamazoo MI

The public is invited to attend Celtic Crossing: An Author Event with Dr. Len Mattano on Sunday, October 20th, beginning at 2:00 PM. Following a presentation and reading in the auditorium, Len will greet guests in the lobby for light refreshments and a book signing opportunity. Sales provided by this is a bookstore, Kalamazoo's independent bookstore. Click here for directions. Help spread the word on Facebook.

10.29.2019 | Author Meet & Greet | Alan Hanna's Bookshop, Dublin, Ireland

The author will be on hand at this Rathmine's neighborhood bookshop on Tuesday, 29 October, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to sign copies of his inspirational suspense novel, Celtic Crossing. Alan Hanna's is featured prominently in the book, including this snippet on page 78: Entering the store, [Kevin] knew at once he'd be back. The densely packed shelves spanned floor to ceiling. ... An adjacent coffeehouse stood just beyond a peaked arch: he was in his element. Come meet Len and learn more about this poignant tale.

11.02.2019 | Author Talk & Book Signing | Tech Amergin Centre, Waterville, Ireland

The author looks forward to meeting the public in County Kerry, Ireland, on Saturday, November 2nd, beginning at 8:00 PM. Celtic Crossing: An Inspirational Suspense Novel with Very Local Roots will focus on sites in and about Ballinskelligs, a key backdrop for the story. Len will also recount a series of coincidences that first led him to the Ring of Kerry, and share some personal reflections from his years as a pediatric oncologist.

11.13.2019 | Author Talk & Book Signing | Savoy Bookstore & Café, Westerly RI

Savoy Bookstore & Café will host an author event on Wednesday evening, November 13th, as part of their Holiday Gift Guide series. Len will introduce Celtic Crossing to the audience, read an excerpt, take questions, and sign copies for interested patrons. This public event starts at 7:00 PM.

03.08.2020 | Author Book Signing | Garde Arts Center, New London CT

Garde Arts Center and Connecticut Authors & Publishers Association will cohost book signing events for regional authors at select showings during the Center's 2020 Atlantic Broadway Winter Cinema Series. Meet Len, hear about Celtic Crossing, and have a personalized copy signed on Sunday, March 8th, in the theater lobby before or after the 3:00 PM matinée of the Sam Mendes film, 1917. Need St. Patrick's Day gifts? Look no further!

03.28.2020 | Local Authors Fest | Public Library of New London, New London CT

[Event canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.] The 5th Annual Local Authors Fest will take place on Saturday, March 28th, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Public Library in downtown New London. Meet your new favorite authors and take home signed copies of books for yourself or as gifts. Stop by Len's table and learn more about his inspirational suspense novel, Celtic Crossing.

04.20.2020 | Mystic Noname Book Club | Virtual Event, Mystic CT

Len will be participating in a virtual session of the Mystic Noname Book Club on Monday, April 20th, which begins at 6:00 PM. Invitations for this private event and details on dialing in will be shared via email by the session coordinator. Members are encouraged to explore the many reader resources available on this website to enrich the discussion.

06.11.2020 | Author Talk | Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic CT

The public is invited to join Len for a virtual presentation on Thursday, June 11th, at 6:00 PM, entitled Celtic Crossing: A Quest into the Unexpected. The author will share a bit about himself, the medical and spiritual inspiration behind Celtic Crossing, and the universal themes explored in the novel, followed by Q&A. Signed copies of the book can be ordered online or by phone at Bank Square Books, with either curbside pickup, free shipping or local delivery. Click here to register for free. [Rescheduled from 05.14.2020]

07.15.2020 | Author Talk | Waterford Public Library, Waterford CT

The public is invited to join Len on Wednesday, July 15th, for a virtual presentation entitled Celtic Crossing: A Quest into the Unexpected. Hosted by Waterford Public Library, the author will share a bit about himself, the medical and spiritual inspiration behind Celtic Crossing, and the universal themes explored in the novel. The event begins at 6:30 PM. Registration is free. Signed copies of the book can be ordered online or by phone at Bank Square Books, with either curbside pickup, free shipping or local delivery.

07.24 to 0.7.25.2020 | Physician CME Conference | Enders Island, Mystic CT

St. John Paul II Healing Institute, Catholic Medical Association, and St. Edmund's Retreat at Enders Island will cohost an educational medical conference entitled Empowering Physicians to Heal Mind, Body, and Soul. Presenters Cynthia Hunt, MD, and Michelle Critella, MD, will discuss the opioid crisis, COVID-19, gender identity, and physician burnout. Len will deliver the Keynote Address: The Crossing of Faith, Medicine, and the Arts. Details can be found in the course brochure. Online registration is available on the CMA website. The course will be streamed live, and a limited number of slots are available for onsite attendance. Registration is $100 with CME, or no charge without CME. Interested non-physician healthcare workers, laity, and clergy are welcome. Note: This event was recorded and will remain avaiable via the CMA website for anytime viewing and earning of CME credit.

07.28.2020 | Coffee & Author Talk | Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Boothbay Harbor ME

The public is invited to join Len for a virtual Coffee Talk on Tuesday, July 28th, at 10:00 AM, entitled Celtic Crossing: A Quest into the Unexpected. The author will share a bit about himself, the medical and spiritual inspiration behind Celtic Crossing, and the universal themes explored in the novel, followed by Q&A. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase through Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shops. Registration for this free event can be found here. [Rescheduled from 06.13.2020.]

Event Requests

  • Len is participating in the 2020 Connecticut Authors Trail. Inquiries on availability for appearances at your library can be sent here.

  • Interested in having Len join your book club discussion of Celtic Crossing? Ask here.

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