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      Italian-Canadians Writers Gather for Conference

      Apr. 30, 2014

      AICW Conference

      Starting tomorrow (May 1), Italian-Canadians from across Canada will gather in Montreal for the Association of Italian Canadian Writers’ (AICW) fifteenth biennial conference. Joining them will be colleagues from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy.

      Under the theme of “Writing and Translating Culture: Bridging Differences Together,” the conference will be held as part of the annual Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. The first two days of events will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute (1200 Dr. Penfield Ave), with the final day of activities taking place at Hotel 10 (10 Sherbrooke Street West).

      Highlights include books launches, readings by numerous established writers and poets, a tribute to the late Dr. Anna Carlevaris, and panel discussions on themes of identity and the role of Italian-Canadian literature within the Canadian literary canon.

      Italocanadese will also be the subject of one of the panels. On Saturday, May 3, at 9:00AM, in Hotel 10’s Salle Jardin, we will present the Italo Web Series. After a short presentation, an episode of the web series will be filmed with the participation of Italian-Canadian writers in attendance.

      Founded in 1986, the AICW is a national organization with over 100 members from across Canada, the United States, and Italy. It brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists who promote Italian Canadian literature and culture.

      For the complete conference schedule, please visit

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