When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113 (Register Here)

The Italian American Writers Association gathers on April 20 for its monthly Author Series and Open Mic, featuring poets Lo Galluccio and Joey Nicoletti.

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When: Friday, May 10, 2024 – 6 p.m.

Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston MA 02113 (Register Here)

Spanning 372 stunning pages filled with the culinary artistry of Michelin-Star Chef Andrea Migliaccio (Executive Culinary Chef at Capri Palace), Lauren’s mom, and Italian artisans and winemakers, this book is a treasure trove of stories, recipes, and colorful photographs of the Amalfi Coast and Capri. It’s not just Lauren’s exploration of Italian cuisine that enthralls but her heartfelt stories of family, friendship, and her profound love for Italy.

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When: Friday, May 10, 2024 — 6:30 p.m.

Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston, MA 02113 (Register Here)

Anastasia Rubis presents her latest novel based on the true story of Oriana Fallaci: her legendary career as a journalist, her great love, and her one regret.

Rubis’s writing has appeared in the New York TimesHuffington PostNew York Observer, and literary journals. Her story “Blue Pools” was included in the anthology Oh, Baby published by Creative Nonfiction. Her story “Girl Falling” was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays of 2014. She co-wrote and co-directed the 13-minute documentary Breakfast Lunch Dinner: The Greek Diner Story

Event organized in collaboration with the National Organization of Italian American Women.

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When: Wednesday, May 22 – 6:30 p.m.

Where: I AM Books – 124 Salem St, Boston MA 02113 (Register Here)

In her new cookbook, Italian SnackingSweet and Savory Recipes for Every Hour of the Day, chef, author and culinary influencer Anna Francese Gass invites food lovers and home cooks on a delectable journey through the heart of Italy, exploring the rich tapestry of flavors that define Italian snacking culture.

Combining simplicity and creativity, at its best, Italian cuisine charms us through a combination of the highest-quality ingredients, simple recipes tied to the specialties of each region, and the experience of being at the table.

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When: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: I AM Books, 124 Salem St, Boston MA 02113 (Register Here)

Italianità: Contemporary Art Inspired by the Italian Immigrant Experience is an anthology of the art and writing of 59 artists, most the children or grandchildren of people who escaped the poverty of the Mezzogiorno to make new lives for themselves here in l’ameriga. ”We carry the history of our families and our culture in our psyches as well as our genes,” says B. Amore, one of this event’s four speakers, all of whom call the Boston area home.

B. Amore researched seven generations of her family, culminating in a monumental exhibition of sculpture, collage, and artifacts at the Ellis Island Museum in 2020. Lifeline, Filo della Vita: An Italian American Odyssey, traveled to Boston, San Francisco, Rome, and finally to Napoli where her family’s journey began. She continues to exhibit.

Joe Cultrera tells stories through film. Over the decades he has brought us into his hometown of Salem with stories about the decline of factory life and the commercialization of the city’s witch history. Hand of God, which was featured on PBS’s Frontline,documents the effect on his close-knit family of sexual abuse by clergy in his own parish.

Joanne Mattera is a widely exhibited painter (in Boston at Arden Gallery) who brings her visual art community together through word and image, whether in her Joanne Mattera Art Blog or in projects like Italianità, in which the descendants of Italian immigrants relate how culture and experience have shaped them into the artists they are today. 

Charyl (Urbano) Weissbach) comes from a family of makers—a grandfather and uncles who worked in Connecticut’s metal foundries and grandmothers who imbued their handwork with a sense of Neapolitan Baroque. “Given my creative heritage,“ she says, “it’s not surprising that I pursued a creative path.” 

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