Writing and Translating Culture: Bridging DifferencesTogether
Montreal, May 1 to 4, 2014
The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) is accepting proposals for its 15th biennial conference to be held in Montreal, May 1 to 4, 2014. The conference seeks readings and papers that illustrate the building of bridges (generational, linguistic, cultural, literary styles, etc.) and encourage discussion between Italian-Canadian writers and other literary, artistic, cultural and academic communities across Canada and beyond.
Academics and researchers, writers and artists from all disciplines – both inside and outside the Italian-Canadian sphere – are invited to submit proposals to present new works in English, French, or Italian. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: Italian Canadiana and literary criticism, youth fiction, literary education, film, media, the short story, autobiography, religion, history, translation studies and cultural hybridity.
Individual papers (20 min.) that discuss recent publications by Italian-Canadian authors or which give a comparative analysis of Italian-Canadian writing and other literatures. Send a 100-word abstract and a 60-word biography.
Panels: send a title for the panel, 100-word abstract for each paper, as well as 60-word biography for each panelist, and contact information for all panelists (maximum three) and chairperson.
Literary readings (15 min.): send 60-word biography, a 200-word excerpt of the text to be read (prose or play) or four poems (max. 40 lines). Preference will be given to readings (and performances) of new works.
Please note that once a proposal has been accepted, a conference registration fee ($65.00) will be requested for all presenters who are not AICW members in good standing.
Please send submissions and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 15, 2013.
Winners Announced – AICW 2011 Flash Fiction
First prize: Daniele Ottorino Arati's “L’ombra della Guerra.”
Second prize: Ann Ward's “How to Say Cherry in Chinese.”
Final judge: Marco LoVerso.
First-tier judges: Luigi Monteferrante, Domenic Capilongo, Linda Morra and Loretta Di Vita.
Contest co-ordinator: Loretta Gatto-White for the AICW
2011 AICW Flash Fiction Contest
DEADLINE: October 31, 2011
Theme: "I'm just a stranger here myself" – finding one's bearings in a strange time, place or condition.
Maximum length: 500 words
Prizes: 1st prize - $500, 2nd prize: $250
Contest open internationally to writers of any cultural affiliation. Entries accepted in English, French, and Italian. Multiple entries welcome Unpublished work only - no simultaneous submissions.
$20 Canadian, and $10 (Canadian) for AICW members for each entry. Send cheque or money order payable to : Association of Italian Canadian Writers: AICW contest, c/o Michael Mirolla, 7 McMullen Drive, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, L4A 7X4