Writers Read Presents Rocco Versaci

Join Writers Read at Fallbrook Library on February 14

Featuring Rocco Versaci

reading and discussing his memoir

That Hidden Road

Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose


Rocco VersaciDate: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook

Rocco Versaci's That Hidden Road is a funny, bittersweet and sometimes aching story of loss and recovery. It recounts the author's bout with cancer, fractured family, and cross country cycling quest in search of self—illustrated with Versaci's comics.

Versaci grew up in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove and is the product of an Italian-American family, too much TV, and countless books. He currently lives in San Diego, where he is an English professor at Palomar College.

In addition to teaching composition, creative writing and literature (including comics), he is the co-advisor for the school’s award-winning literary journal, Bravura. He is also the author of This Book Contains Graphic Language (Bloomsbury, 2007), and his writing has appeared in The English JournalThe International Journal of Comic ArtMidwestern Gothic, and the Georgetown Review.

That Hidden Road won a Rocco Versaci2015 San Diego Book Award for outstanding memoir. He has two sons, two bikes, and only a few regrets.

That Hidden Road will be available for sale and signing.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.