The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers and Accenti Magazine present the 2021 Books and Biscotti Series in honour of Italian Heritage Month. Come celebrate on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7pm EST. Registration is free. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdeGqrTktGNCIY0KnCnrzOSrH28J-x9o1
Passing the Torch
Lucia and a number of Italian-Canadian authors celebrated Italian Heritage Month on Sunday, June 13, 2021 in the Passing the Torch reading event.
Litro Magazine's Litro Lab recently published Lucia's podcast entitled Dear Me, a letter she wrote to her former pre-pandemic self. 'Litro Magazine was founded in 2005. It is a literary and creative arts platform that champions emerging international writers whilst celebration the celebrating the established.' Podcast is also available on iTunes and Spotify.
Lucia, along with other members of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, participated in another installation of Books and Biscotti. Click logo to watch.
Lucia recently joined many brilliant creative storytellers at the Stay-At-Home! Fringe Literary Festival. For more information about the festival, check out the festival site.
Lucia officially launched Browning House at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Bell Blue Room.
“The Browning Family will win you over with their determination and perseverance in making a name for themselves during such a monumental period in history.” ~ Susan Violante, Managing Editor, Reader Views
Stay tuned for upcoming reading events!
Lucia's work appears in the newly published People, Places, Passages: An Anthology of Canadian Literature which features short stories, poems, memoirs, and excerpts of plays and novels in English, French, Italian, and a variety of Italian dialects. Its nearly 100 contributors are established and prize-winning authors as well as emerging writers. The volume is the most comprehensive collection yet of Italian-Canadian writing, and a milestone in the history of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), whose thirtieth anniversary coincides with the publication of this volume. The writings in this anthology take readers on a journey through a myriad worlds and themes: Canada and Italy, past and present, immigration, language, memory, friendship, love, fear, mystery, tears and laughter – an essential volume for students and scholars of Italian Canadiana. Order from Longbridge Books today.
Lucia and took part in a lecture at La Sapienza in Rome, a press conference in Padula, Salerno to introduce one of the past Association of Italian Canadian Writers' Conference and a reading in Cori, Latina.
"Puglia, terra del cuore", in Stile Magazine
Lucia's poem, Puglia, terra del cuore, was published in Stile Magazine (page 22).
Lucia took part in the Prose in the Park Literary Festival and Book Fair in our nation's capital (Ottawa, that is, for those friends who reside beyond Canada's borders). This is an initiative of Ottawa’s writing community.
Lucia takes part in the Books and Biscotti Literary Series held across Canada in June – Italian Heritage Month. She has also served in the past as part of the organizing committee.
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Spiral was named a Finalist at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. "The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit book awards program honoring the top independently published books of the year. Referred to in the media as the 'Sundance' of the publishing world, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards is judged by leaders in both the traditional and indie book publishing industries."