The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), in collaboration with the National Congress of Italian Canadians (Pres. Michael Tibollo) and Accenti Magazine (Publisher Domenic Cusmano), co-ordinates a series of events under the Books and Biscotti Literary Series. Events are held across Canada in June – Italian Heritage Month. Click below to see Books and Biscotti events.
Our 15th biennial conference, "Writing and Translating Culture: Bridging Differences Together," was held in Montreal,
May 1 to 4, 2014, as part of the 16th Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. We were also pleased to acknowledge the support of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and the Italian Cultural Institute (Montreal). Our conference included presenters from across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. To view the detailed program click here.
In March 2012, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), in partnership with Guernica Editions and Accenti Magazine, launched two books on the internment of Italian Canadians during the Second World War. The books – one academic, and one creative – bring together essays, stories and creative writings on the subject of the internment. These collections offer a comprehensive and thought-provoking look at the events of 1940. The books are published in print and electronic format, and were launched in five cities across Canada in March. The books are distributed free of charge to libraries, academic institutions, community organizations and individuals. The academic book is a co-publication with the Columbus Centre of Toronto.
The eBooks (Behind Barbed Wire and Beyond Barbed Wire) can be downloaded for free from the Guernica Website at: