October 1, 2010

Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus - 10/5 NYC

Writers Read Series

Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 6 pm
Readings from Avanti Popolo:
Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus
(Manic D Press, 2008
The Avanti Popolo poetry anthology, edited by the Italian-American Political Solidarity Club, focuses on re-interpreting the glorification of Christopher Columbus in mainstream Italian-American culture. Instead of celebrating conquest, the book celebrates the Italian-American immigrant experience and those who fought for social justice: teachers, laborers, union organizers, and free speech advocates. Book contributors Rosemary Cappello, Gil Fagiani, Edvige Giunta, George Guida, Annie Lanzillotto, Maria Lisella, Nick Matros, Jim Pignetti, Linda Simone, James Vescovi, and Angelo Zeolla will present their work.
This reading is co-sponsored by the Italian American Writers' Association.

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, New York 10036
(Between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute. Be prepared to show a photo ID to the building's concierge.
For further information see our Web site at www.qc.edu/calandra.
The John D.Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, is a university-wide research institute of the City University of New York, dedicated to the history and culture of Italians in the United States.