Tuesday, April 17 Reading:
Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent.
The follow-up volume to the successful 2004 anthology, Sweet Lemons 2 features a diverse array of poetry and prose by writers of Sicilian background.
While the first volume focused on contributors from North America, Sweet Lemons 2 expands to include voices from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, as well as Sicilian writers in translation, forming a global conversation on the complexities and contradictions of Sicilian culture.
As one of the objectives of the book is to celebrate Sicilian writers regardless of their creative writings’ content, it includes pieces not explicitly Sicilian in theme.
The reading features book contributors Salvatore Ala, Gil Fagiani, Ed Fiorelli, Marisa Frasca, Daniella Gioseffi, Maria Lisella, Frank Polizzi, and Maria Terrone, editors Venera Fazio and Delia De Santis, and publisher Gaetano Cipolla.
Six pm at the Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor, Manhattan. Free Admission. Seating is limited.
Please call (212) 642-2094 to pre-register with the Calandra Institute.