Celebrate Italian Heritage Month

The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers and Accenti Magazine present the 2021 Books and Biscotti Series in honour of Italian Heritage Month. Click logo to watch the video.

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.

Dear Me - Litro Lab Podcast

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.

Books and Biscotti Literary Series - Recording

Lucia, along with other members of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, participated in another installation of Books and Biscotti. Click logo to watch.

Stay-At-Home! Fringe Literary Festival

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.

Browning House Book Launch

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!

People Places Passages

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.

Amazons of the Mediterranean

Thirteen authors and artists came together to celebrate poetry, prose and comedy in honour of Italian Heritage Month.

Women and Words

Lucia took part in the @AICW
event at the University of Toronto.

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Whistler Independent Book Awards

Letters to the Grave received an honourable mention at the Whistler Independent Book Awards.

Spring/Summer in Italy

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).

Prose in the Park

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.

Books and Biscotti - A Celebration of Italian Heritage Month

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."