Cultural Tuesdays: Italian-Canadian Queer Readings

September 28, 2021

October 6, 2021

Free

Online

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Events Description

 

Cultural Tuesdays: Italian-Canadian Queer Readings
Live Virtual Readings

Villa Charities, in collaboration with The National Public Readings Program, is pleased to invite you to free readings of selected works by Italian-Canadian queer authors Paul Coccia, Liana Cusmano, Elio Iannacci and Monica Meneghetti.

Part I – Tuesday, September 28 – 7:00pm

Elio Iannacci: Writer, poet and arts reporter for Maclean’s magazine.Paul Coccia: Author of the award-winning “Cub” and “The Player.”

Paul Coccia: Author of the award-winning “Cub” and “The Player.”

Part II – Wednesday, October 6 – 7:00pm

Monica Meneghetti: Author of “What the Mouth Wants,” a Lambda Literary Award finalist and Bi Book Award winner.

Liana Cusmano: Writer, poet, filmmaker, arts educator and 2018 and 2019 Montreal Slam Champion.

With financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Lecturers:

Liana Cusmano:

Writer, poet, filmmaker, and arts educator Liana Cusmano (Luca/BiCurious George) is the 2018 and 2019 Montreal Slam Champion and runner up in the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship. A participant in the 2019 Spoken Word Residency Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, their poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and literary magazines. Their first novel, “Catch & Release,” will be published by Guernica Editions in 2022.

Paul Coccia:

Paul Coccia is the children\’s author of the award-winning “Cub,” “The Player,” and co-author of the upcoming novel “On the Line” with Governor General Award-winning author Eric Walters. Paul has an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. He can often be found baking sweet things in his Toronto home surrounded by his nephew, three dogs, and little gray parrot with a red tail.

Elio Iannacci:

Elio Iannacci is a writer, poet and arts reporter for Maclean’s. He writes for The Globe and Mail, The Hollywood Reporter and The Toronto Review of Books. His award-winning profiles include Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga, Joni Mitchell and Beyoncé. He was a juror for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize, dedicated to LGBTQ+ authors.

Monica Meneghetti:

Monica Meneghetti’s memoir, “What the Mouth Wants” was a Lambda Literary Award finalist and Bi Book Award winner. Her translation of Simone Moro’s Italian adventure memoir, “The Call of the Ice” was a Banff Mountain Book Award finalist. In 2021, Dagger Editions released her translation of MP Boisvert’s début \”Québecois novel “The Fifth: A Love(s) Story.” Her work is found in “Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing and other anthologies.” Monica is a meditation guide, incorporating this expertise into her work as a writing mentor, creativity coach, and manuscript development editor. Beginning this fall, she will be offering hybrid writing/meditation workshops online through her online school, Wildivine Meditation.

For more information email cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248

Who is it for?

All ages

HOW MUCH

Tickets : Free

Free

How to get tickets?

Buy online

WHEN & WHERE

 

Date: Tuesday September 28, 2021 to Wednesday October 6, 2021

Part I – Tuesday, September 28 – 7:00pm
Part II – Wednesday, October 6 – 7:00pm

Venue & Address

VIRTUAL, –

Wheelchair accessible

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