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February 2019

Italophile Book Club

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States

We’ll be offering a taste of Italy through the words of native authors and books that dive into the rich culture of the Italian peninsula. This month, the book club will be discussing The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, a national bestseller that shocked and captivated its Italian public when first published.

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I Piccoli Lettori

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.

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Italian American Writers Association – Literary Reading and Open Mic

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States

The Italian American Writers Association in Boston presents "A literary reading and open mic," beginning at 6 p.m. (sign ups at 5:45). Featured authors: Joey Nicoletti is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Thundersnow (Grandma Moses Press, 2017) and five chapbooks, including Capicola Slang (NightBallet Press, 2019). His Pushcart Prize-nominated work has appeared in The Rumpus, Ovunque Siamo, Aethlon, Voices in Italian Americana, and elsewhere. Joey teaches at SUNY Buffalo State College. Joseph Torra's books include: My Ground…

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March 2019

Dacia Maraini (Festa delle Donne)

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

Renowned Italian author Dacia Maraini will present her latest book "Corpo Felice" within the Festa delle Donne (International Women's Day) at the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge, Mass. This event will take place at the Dante Alighieri in Cambridge, Mass. I AM Books is a co-organizer of the event.

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Gaetano Cipolla: What Makes a Sicilian?

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Gaetano Cipolla is a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John's University in New York City. Cipolla has written numerous scholarly articles on Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Pirandello, Calvino and others. Some of his essays appear in Labyrinth: Studies on an Archetype. He is also the author of a number of very successful booklets such as What Italy Has Given to the World and What Makes a Sicilian? He is President of…

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April 2019

Linda Cardillo – Love that Moves the Sun

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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“Cardillo's . . . latest book is a sweeping historical epic and a sensitively observed exploration of the passionate friendship between Colonna and Michelangelo . . . . Ambitious in scope, the narrative covers 1500 to 1547, shifting between their relationship and Colonna's childhood and adolescence on the island of Ischia, her marriage to Ferrante and his betrayal of her trust, and her development as a poet. . . . A stirring and emotionally resonant portrait of a pivotal relationship…

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Red Hen Press Authors’ Night

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Join Brittany Ackerman, Dennis Must, Ellen Meeropol, and Kathline Carr will be reading works of literature at I AM BOOKS, Boston. Join them at this one time event on Friday, April 12, at 6 p.m. Brittany Ackerman will read and discuss her collection of essays The Perpetual Motion Machine alongside fellow Red Hen Press authors for a night of literary conversation.

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Andrew Cotto: Cucina Tipica – An Italian Adventure

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
I AM Books, 189 North Street
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday, and decides he never wants to leave. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man’s quest for an antiquated existence in the modern world.

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