Wanted: Italian Language Students

Feb 26, 2014 626

Joseph Grosso, of Queens College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, will again coordinate the 10th annual Anniversary edition of Il Giornalino - The Italian Journal, which highlights the writing ability and creativity of college and high school students enrolled in Italian language classes. Last year, over three hundred works were submitted. Students are asked to send samples of their writing, in whatever form they choose - essay, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc.

There is no specific theme for submission into Il Giornalino. In the past, students wrote essays and poetry about their family (parents, grandparents, siblings), school, friends, culture, music, life, love, sports, Columbus Day Parade, travels to Italy or region or city in Italy, their neighborhood, the seasons of the year, etc. Others wrote autobiographies, short stories about celebrities, a memorable experience, an unforgettable vacation, and more.

We, therefore ask you to write about a subject of interest. Plans are being made on having the highest rated entries featured on "Italics," the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute's television program. Students will read their entry on this monthly program. Selected students and/or their Italian teacher will receive a copy of the Italian Journal - Il Giornalino.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:
The author must be a college/high school student, currently enrolled in an Italian class

An original writing sample, in Italian, of 1,000 words or less
The work should be submitted via e-mail to joseph.grosso@qc.cuny.edu

The name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the author should be included

The name of your school and your Italian teacher must be listed

Entries must be received by April 11, 2014

For further information, please contact: Joseph Grosso - Queens College -183 Kiely Hall - 65-30 Kissena Boulevard - Flushing, New York 11367 - 718-997-5769 or joseph.grosso@qc.cuny.edu

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