Festival Program

Festival Program

Saturday May 8, 2021

May 8

11:00 amPresentazione libro "Corpi estranei" di Oiza Queensday Obasuyi
Razzismo e discriminazione fra Italia e Nord America.
Racism and discrimination in Italy and North America.
A bilingual presentation.
Oiza Queens Day ObasuyiGaoheng Zhang
May 82 pmThe Arts in a Post-Covid World.
An expert group of performers and administrators shares their experiences and insights.
Franco Boni
Roberto Campanella
Cam Di Prata
Patrizia Libralato
Daniela Nardi
May 84 pmBook 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 DeleoRino Noto
May 85 pmThe 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
Gina Valle
Rose Vespa
Maria Martella

Saturday May 15, 2021

May 1513:00 p.m.Accenti AwardsLicia Canton
Domenic Cusmano
May 1513:30 p.m.Iacobucci Centre 25th anniversary and relaunch of Italian Canadiana● Konrad Eisenbichler
● Franco Pierno
● Luca Somigli
● Nicholas Terpstra
Paolo Frascà
May 1514:00Fictional Panel● George Amabile
● Glenn Carley
● Nino Famà
● Genni Gunn
May 1516:00Poetry Panel● Gianna Patriarca
● Carmelo Militano
May 1517:00● Liana Cusmano
● Gianluca Agostinelli
Maria Pia Spadafora
May 1518:00AICW Bressani Prize Relaunch● Dennis Maione
● Giulia De Gasperi