Childhood is, or should be, a time of innocence, and for a while that is the way it was for brothers Michael Jr. and Jeffrey Gentile. And then a pistol fell out of a coat. “We were taking the coats from people who had come over to visit our parents and this gun just dropped on the floor,” says Michael. “For us it wasn’t a matter of, ‘Oh my God, loo...

Necessity really is the mother of invention. For years I bemoaned the lack of literary venues for Italian-American writers. I strongly identify with my Italian-American heritage and am a writer - a poet specifically - so it naturally followed that I would desire to not only be able to submit to a publication or publications dedicated to IA writi...

In the beginning of “Women in Sunlight,” we meet three middle-aged American women. Two of them are widows; the other recently fled a bad marriage. All share a vague urge to start over. So on a whim and barely knowing each other, they move to Italy for an indefinite period. Sound familiar? Yes, this is a version of “Eat, Pray, Love” for women of a c...

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N Michi - Entrance : Free A reading of poems from "The Fathers' America" (Bordighera Press, 2016) L'America dei Padri," Ernesto Livorni’s third collection with English translation. The author will read his poems with Laura Biagi, who will also provide the...

Generally described as a second-generation member of the New York School of poets, American poet Joseph Ceravolo, born in 1934, is actually closer in age to the first generation. Ceravolo was born in a sort of middle-time, like Ted Berrigan (also born in 1934). Although his literary tropes and ideologies were not so different from those of the firs...

The paperback version of Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape is now available in the United States through Amazon USA (24 dollars). The ultimate study guide to the grapes of Italy can now be purchased through multiple channels through Amazon USA, Amazon Europe, and in ebook version through Amazon Kindle. The book unpacks the complexity of Italian...

Thursday April 26 - 7 p.m./9 p.m. American Italian Heritage Association and Museum -1227 Central Avenue, Albany, New York 12205. This Jewish-Catholic Dialogue Lecture, led by La Rabinessa Liora Kelman of Congregation Beth Israel, will discuss how her family, the Saranos of Milan, were saved from the Holocaust in the small village of Mombaroccio whe...

99 anni per Lawrence Ferlinghetti, editore e proprietario dai primi anni del Novecento della libreria City Lights Book di San Francisco. Un faro per tutta l`America culturale [VIDEO] e non, gestito per oltre mezzo secolo da Ferlinghetti e soci, che nel pieno del proibizionismo e del politically correct di Kennedy e Kissinger interrogò un`intera naz...

"The House on The Fondaco Plain". A Presentation of the Novel by author, Natale Caruso with introduction & commentary by Francesco Bonavita, PhD and original translator, Marino D'Orazio. Tuesday, April 17th @ 7:00 PM Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301 Natale Caruso's novel, The House on the Fondaco Plain, is a masterpiece w...

IA Literati 2018 — Casa Italia’s 14th annual celebration of local Italian-American authors — will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12 in the Florentine Room of the Italian Cultural Center in Stone Park. Book sales and signings, raffles, and a meet-and-greet with the authors will take place at 9:30 a.m. Authors will read from their works starting...