Literary Cocktail Hour

The Literary Cocktail Hour is an fun, informal monthly event featuring a pair (or more) of speakers in an entertaining, illuminating virtual event that opens with cocktails!

Friday May, 14 at 5:00 pm
We continue our travel fantasy with fiction writers Claire Lombardo in conversation with Kate Russo and her new book Super Host, an entertaining look at what happens when a 55 year old artist whose wife has left him and whose career is faltering, is forced to move into his artist studio behind his West London home and rent his home to vacationers through a popular Airbnb type website. This is Kate Russo’s debut novel — she is from a family of writers; Claire Lombardo is debut author of the New York Times best-selling book The Most Fun We Ever Had.


Kate Russo grew up in Maine but now divides her time between there and the United Kingdom. She has an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, and exhibits in both the UK and the US. Super Host is her debut novel.




Claire Lombardo
is a novelist, teacher, and Post-It enthusiast. Her first book, The Most Fun We Ever Had, was an instant New York Times bestseller and has been translated or is forthcoming in over a dozen languages. A native of Oak Park, Illinois, she now lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her dog, Renee. ​