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  • The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents an evening of poetry featuring Peter Carravetta, and Marisa Frasca on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (at 6th Street) in New York City’s East Village, www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373. The reading takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes followed by the featured writers.
  • Library: Articles & Reviews
    At a time when Italy has transformed itself into a country of arrival, dealing with the issues of social misunderstanding and bigotry that accompany immigration, this anthology reminds Italians of their own citizens who left the country well over a century ago facing innumerable trials and tribulations in their new locales.
  • Food for Thought / Stuzzichini (with Piero Bassetti & Niccolò D'Aquino)
    As we look at Italy's contemporary immigration policies and the resultant challenges, we sometimes muse that, had Italy studied more profoundly its own historical emigration, perhaps it might better comprehend (read, be more sensitive to) its current situation. Now, as we ponder Bassetti's notion of Italicity, we might actually engage in an even exchange or sorts, and learn something from Italy in similar regard. Save the Date! Book Presentation of "Italic Lessons". April 20, 6 PM, Calandra Institute. Panelists include: Francesco Maria Talò, Niccolò D'Aquino, Anthony J. Tamburri, Peter Carravetta, Mario Mignone, Gianpaolo Pioli, Stefano Vaccara, Letizia Airos. Send your questions&comments to letizia.airos@gmail.com. We'll submit them to Piero Bassetti during the conference!
  • An interview with Professor Peter Carravetta who, beginning last semester, holds the Alfonse M. D’Amato Chair at Stony Brook University. He was officially nominated at a ceremony which took place last week at the university’s campus