Saturday May 8, 2021
|11 am||Feature Presentation |
"Corpi estranei" by Oiza Queensday Obasuyi
Against the backdrop of her essay on racism and discrimination in Italy, Oiza Q. Obasuyi will explore the realities on both sides of the Atlantic accompanied by Prof. Gaoheng Zhang.
A bilingual presentation courtesy of Italian Cultural Institute and The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto
|Oiza Q. Obasuyi||Gaoheng Zhang|
|2 pm||The Arts in a Post-Covid World.|
An expert group of performers and arts administrators shares their experiences and insights as the world still struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for the artistic community and the public.
Cam Di Prata
|4 pm||Book Presentation |
"Souls of Saint Clair" by Franco Deleo.
A photo tribute to those who started out as customers of the local bakery and became neighbours and friends against the backdrop of Toronto's Corso Italia.
|Franco Deleo||Rino Noto|
|5 pm||The Role of Picture Books in Shaping and Sharing Culture. |
This panel of children’s literature experts, explores the important role of picture books beyond pretty pictures and funny stories.
|Mariella Bertelli |
Saturday May 15, 2021
|1 pm||Presentation of the annual Accenti Magazine Awards|
The Award is given for photography, works of fiction and, new this year, poetry.
|Winners will be announced live||Licia Canton
|1:30 pm||A celebration of the |
Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian-Canadian Studies
25th anniversary and presenting the relaunch of Italian Canadiana
|2 pm||New Releases in Italian Canadian Fiction||George Amabile |
|4 pm||New Releases in Italian Canadian Poetry||Gianna Patriarca |
|Mary Di Michele|
|5 pm||VCI @ 50 - Young Writers' Panel|
Two young authors speak about their first experiences as writers
Panel presented by Villa Charities
|Maria Pia Spadafora|
|6 pm||AICW Bressani Literary Prize Relaunch |
This event presents the 2022 edition of the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize, organized by the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). Giulia De Gasperi and Dennis Maione discuss the importance of the Bressani Prize, and explain the process of submission, eligibility, and deadlines.
|Dennis Maione |
Giulia De Gasperi