Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children. Join I Am Books and favorite children's book author Tomie dePaola for a special book signing! This event is free. A high turnout is expected, so please plan to come early. He's been published for over 40 years and has written and/or illustrated nearly 250 books, including Strega Nona, 26 Fairmount Avenue, The Art Lesson, and Christmas Remembered. Over 15 million copies of his books have sold worldwide. Let the Whole…Find out more »
Eric Dregni is the author of 18 books including Never Trust a Thin Cook, Vikings in the Attic, In Cod We Trust, Midwest Marvels, Follies of Science, and Weird Minnesota. He is a professor of English, journalism and Italian at Concordia University in St. Paul and dean of the Italian Concordia Language Village, Lago del Bosco, in the summer, which he wrote about in You’re Sending Me Where? He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, three kids, and an Australian…Find out more »
Italian American Writers Assoc. in BOSTON!! IAWA Presents… A literary reading and open mic beginning at 6 p.m., featuring authors Lisa DeSiro and Camilla Trinchieri. (sign ups at 5:45 p.m.)Find out more »
Mary Tolaro Noyes shares the dream of finding her Sicilian family—from its origin as a child surrounded by the love of her Sicilian-American family, to its realization on a June day in 1989—and of establishing a lasting connection between them. As a result, the book also chronicles 30-years of Sicilian adventures (and misadventures) as the author continued her journey. The book will speak to every person who has ever wondered where they came from; celebrated their family’s unique story; or…Find out more »
Over the course of 130 years, Italian American Catholics in New York City have developed a varied repertoire of devotional art and architecture to create community-based sacred spaces in their homes and neighborhoods. These spaces exist outside of but in relationship to the consecrated halls of local parishes and are sites of worship in conventionally secular locations. Such ethnic building traditions and urban ethnic landscapes have long been neglected by all but a few scholars. Joseph Sciorra’s Built with Faith offers a…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.