AICW : The Association of Italian Canadian Writers


ASSOCIATION OF ITALIAN CANADIAN WRITERS
ASSOCIATION DES ÉCRIVAIN(E)S ITALO-CANADIEN(NE)S
ASSOCIAZIONE SCRITTORI/SCRITTRICI ITALO-CANADESI
 
UPCOMING AICW EVENTS

JUNE 8, 2017 | MONTREAL BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

JUNE 10, 2017 | SUDBURY BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

JUNE 10, 2017 | WOODBRIDGE BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

JUNE 11, 2017 | OTTAWA BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

JUNE 24, 2017 | TORONTO BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

JUNE 25, 2017 | WOODBRIDGE BOOKS & BISCOTTI | Details HERE

SEPT. 15-16, 2017 | LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY, Sudbury | Details English - French


PAST AICW EVENTS

 
APRIL 29, 2017, 9:00AM | BEDROOMS, VINEYARDS AND OTHER MEETING PLACES 
MONTREAL | BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL | HOTEL 10, 10 RUE SHERBROOKE (SALLE JARDIN)
Readings and discussion with authors from Montreal and Toronto. 
With Domenic Cusmano, Rosanna Battigelli, Licia Canton, Nino Famà.
Hosted by Rosanna Battigelli and Licia Canton.
In English and Italian. Free admission.
 
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal.
APRIL 30, 2017, 9:00AM | WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? 
MONTREAL | BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL | HOTEL 10, 10 RUE SHERBROOKE (SALLE JARDIN)
Readings and discussion with authors from Montreal and Toronto. 
With Domenic Capilongo, Silvia Falsaperla, Connie Guzzo-McParland, Michael Mirolla.
Hosted by Rosanna Battigelli.
In English. Free admission.
 
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal.
APRIL 30, 2017, 2:00PM | WORDS THAT HEAL
MONTREAL | BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL | HOTEL 10, 10 RUE SHERBROOKE (SALLE JARDIN)
Authors from Ontario share their recent literary works on spirituality and healing. 
With David Bellusci, Domenic Cusmano, Rosanna Battigelli.
Hosted by Rosanna Battigelli.
In English. Free admission.
 
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal

MARCH 3, 2017 | Books and Biscotti in EDMONTON | Details HERE

MARCH 10, 2017 | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO. WOMEN and WORDS. Details HERE



AUGUST 11 - 14, 2016 | AICW ANNUAL BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

PADULA, ITALY
Our 16th Biennial Conference, titled Italian-Canadian Literature: Departures, Journeys, Destinations, is taking place in Padula, Italy, from August 11 to 14, 2016. The official program for the 2016 AICW Conference is available in the link below.
 

MAY & JUNE, 2016 | BOOKS & BISCOTTI LITERARY SERIES
 
This year the AICW, in collaboration with The National Congress of Italian-Canadians, is celebrating Italian Heritage Month, through our series of Books & Biscotti literary events, organized all across Canada. To view the full list of events and related posters

MAY 1, 2016, 2:00PM | ETOBICOKE, ON
Darlene's Salotto celebration of the publication of Exploring Voice
More Info 

MAY 26, 2016, 4:00PM | ROME, ITALY
Canadian writers celebrate Italian Heritage in Rome at La Sapienza

MAY 29, 2016, 2:00PM | SARNIA, ON
Delia De Santis and Venera Fazio book launches at Dante Club

JUNE 4, 2016, 7:00PM | WOODBRIDGE, ON
Readings at the Ciociaro Club

JUNE 8, 2016, 7:00PM | VANCOUVER, BC
Readings and book launch at the Italian Cultural Centre

JUNE 11, 2016, 10:30AM | SUDBURY, ON
Readings, books & biscotti at Tony V's Pizza & Restaurant 
 
JUNE 12, 2016, 2:00PM | MONTREAL, QC
Readings at the Casa d'Italia | Launch of the Casa D'Italia/Guernica Book Club

JUNE 12, 2016, 2:00PM | TORONTO, ON
The 2nd annual "Amazons of the Mediterranean Reading" of comedy, prose and poetry
 
JUNE 16, 2016, 7:00PM | TORONTO, ON
Bloodlines | Readings by daughters and fathers to celebrate Italian Heritage Month.
 
JUNE 18, 2016, 2:00PM | WOODBRIDGE, ON
Readings in Prose and Poetry by Italian Canadian Writers

MAY 30, 2016, 9:00PM | INCONTRO CON L'AUTORE LICIA CANTON

MOTTA DI LIVENZA ITALY MONTREAL
Reading by Licia Canton


APRIL 17, 2016, 3:00PM | WOMEN AND THE AICW: 30 YEARS OF WRITING

MONTREAL | BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL | HOTEL 10, 10 RUE SHERBROOKE
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), editors Delia De Santis and Venera Fazio present the volume Exploring Voice and discuss women’s contribution to Italian Canadian literature.
With Licia Canton, Delia De Santis, Mary Di Michele, Giulia De Gasperi, Venera Fazio, Connie Guzzo-McParland, Maria Luisa Ierfino. Hosted by Marianna Simeone. In English. Free admission.
 
In collaboration with the Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies (Toronto) and the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal.

APRIL 17, 2016, 1:00PM | TRANSLATING WORLDS

MONTREAL | BLUE METROPOLIS FESTIVAL | HOTEL 10, 10 RUE SHERBROOKE
The art of translation and self-translation are discussed from the perspectives of literary translators, writers and professors. With Licia Canton, Giulia De Gasperi, Rainier Grutman, Elisabeth Tutschek.
Hosted by Marianna Simeone.
 In English. Free admission.
 
In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal.


AUGUST 14 - 16 2015 - MONTREAL'S ITALIAN WEEK
AUGUST 14, 7:00PM - 8:30PM | MONTREAL | CASA D'ITALIA, 505 JEAN TALON EST
Meet the authors and publishers. Writer, poet and publisher Michael Mirolla will discuss with other Montreal publishers and published authors the ins and outs of book publishing today, and will answer questions on topic of interest related to literary production. Topics to be discussed: how to submit manuscripts, e-books, digital publishing, self-publishing, translations.

AUGUST 14 - 16, 2015 | MONTREAL | AICW-GUERNICA TENT, LITTLE ITALY
Book signings, short readings and chats with individual authors under the tent. Participating authors will sign their books, read short passages from their books, and interact with the passing public.

AUGUST 16, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
MONTREAL | ST-ZOTIQUE PARK GAZEBO, LITTLE ITALY
Open Mike - Poetry reading: This event is open to the general public for anyone who wants to share their poetry, in French, English, Italian or in dialect.
*Registration in advance by email is suggested: info@guernicaeditions.com. One may also register at the AICW-Guernica Tent from Friday evening till Sunday morning, on a first-come-first-served basis. Reading time for each participant will depend on number of participants.

AUGUST 16, 3:00PM - 4:30PM | MONTREAL | ST-ZOTIQUE PARK GAZEBO, LITTLE ITALY
Reading in the afternoon: Italian Canadian Writers and Guernica Writers will present their new publications and read from their books.
*Open to AICW members and Guernica authors who have recently published.

JUNE 2015 - ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH

JUNE 2, 10:00 - 11:00AM  / ON AIR - HOWL on CIUT FM 89.5
​Topic: Italian Canadian Writing and Heritage
Participants: Domenico Capilongo and Gianna Patriarca, interviewed by Valentino Assenza
 
BOOKS AND BISCOTTI LITERARY SERIES
JUNE 6, 11:00AM - 6:00PM / Ottawa / Parkdale Park
​Organizers: Licia Canton and Lucia Cascioli. To view the poster click here.
 
JUNE 6, 7:00 - 9:00PM / Ottawa / Italian Canadian Historical Centre [Villa Marconi]
Organizer: Rene Pappone. To view the poster click here.
 
JUNE 7, 2:00 - 5:00PM / Toronto / Black Swan Tavern
Organizer: Michelle Alfano. To view the poster click here.
 
JUNE 9, 7:00PM / Vancouver / Italian Cultural Centre
Organizer: Anna Foschi. To view the poster click here.
 
JUNE 23, 7:00PM / Buffalo / 1412 Main Street [formerly Buffalo East]
Organizer: Frank Canino. To view the poster click here.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015, 3:30PM

AICW LAUNCHES NEW VOLUME
Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival
Hotel 10, 10 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal