Presenting the results of a research survey on the dynamics of usage and the state of transmission and preservation of Italian language among Italian Canadians.
Presented by Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Consolato Generale d’Italia a Toronto
The Making of an Anthology: People, Places, Passages
Delia De Santis, author and editor
Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni, editor
Excerpts and discussion on the making of the landmark anthology. The volume showcases 100 Canadian writers of Italian heritage. Published by Longbridge Books.
Presented by Association of Italian Canadian Writers
History of Books
From paper to electronics: how books, readers and means of reading have changed over time.
Presented by York University and University of Toronto.
Rocco De Giacomo
Rina Del Nin Cralli
Presented by Guernica Editions, Longbridge Books, Quattro Books
Romanzo – Telling Italian Stories in Canada
Our stories, our selves. How the stories we write reflect who we are as individuals and as a collectivity.
Presented by Inanna Publications, Guernica Editions and Quattro Books
L’ultima notte di Canova
Gabriele Dadati, writer and blogger
Gabriele Dadati, author and blogger, will talk about his latest novel L’ultima notte di Canova, published by Baldini + Castoldi.
Presented by Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Presenting Fiumi d’oro: How ‘ndrangheta invests its cocaine money in legitimate economy
Antonio Nicaso, journalist and author
Investigative journalist and organized crime expert Antonio Nicaso presents his latest work written with co-author Nicola Gratteri: an investigation into a new dimension taken on by the ‘ndrangheta and its actual consolidated economic power, following the money trail that funds the international cocaine trade. Published by Mondadori
Tribute to Venera Fazio
Delia De Santis
Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli
Fellow writers and friends read from Venera Fazio’s writings and acknowledge her contribution to Italian Canadian literature. Venera Fazio (1946-2017) was a poet, literary editor, and social worker.
Presented by Accenti Magazine
Children’s Stage- Upstairs Library
Italian Poetry Reading
Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana students
The students enrolled in Italian classes will recite a selection of Italian poetry
8 years and up
I Call My Grandmother Nonna
Bruna di Giuseppe Bertoni
Bruna Di Giuseppe Bertoni, a social worker by trade and a writer and painter at heart, will read from her children’s book, I Call My Grandmother Nonna
4 to 7
Italian Circle Time
Toronto Public LIbrary
Gina Fabiano, from the Toronto Public Library – Downsview Branch, will read all-time children’s favourites.
4 to 7
Story Time in Friulian Language
Did you know that Italian is not the only language native to Italy? Join Mattia Bello, a teacher and Friulian language instructor, as he tells stories in the language of the region of Friuli
7 to 10
The Bella Graphic
Growing Up Italian-
Terri is the writer, Ron is the artist. Together they’ve created a unique graphic novel about Bella, an Italian Canadian girl in St. Catharines. Join them as they talk about their work and follow up with a hands-on workshop on drawing comic book faces and emotions — kids and parents welcome!
12 and up
Commedia dell’arte and Mime Show
Children from Accademia dei ragazzi
The junior class leads a presentation on some of the regional masks from Italy’s Commedia dell’ Arte, while the senior class presents the ancient art of the pantomime through their own poetic text and mime show.
6 and up
High on the Mountain, Deep in the Sea. Tales of Magic and Wonder from Italy
From Venetian shores to the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, professional storyteller Mariella Bertelli brings us enchanting stories of folk heroines and heroes, where spells and magic change fates and fortunes.
INDEPENDENT AUTHORS SPACE – Main Boardroom
The Pink House and Other Stories
Quanno tramonta ‘o sole
La Guerra secondo Michele
Il sogno di Toloma
Luigi Pellegrini Editore
EXHIBITION – Mezzanine
Diversity Matters by Gina Valle
Horizons – An exhibit of illustrations and excerpts capturing the spirit of the multilingual children’s book The Best Of All Worlds
At One Press – A Division of Diversity Matters
Librissimi – Toronto Italian Book Festival 2018
C/O Comites – Committee of Italians Abroad
3010 Dufferin Street, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M6B 4J5
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