The Italian Book Club is open to anyone interested in the Italian language and culture.
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The Italian Book Club in Vancouver is a cultural activity promoted by the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto, supported by the General Consulate of Italy
and the BC Chapter of Dante Society in Vancouver. Meetings are hosted at the Dante Italian Language School in Vancouver.
The Italian Book Club meets once a month for a friendly, relaxed and thought-provoking discussion (in Italian) of an Italian book: fiction, non-fiction, classics, prize-winners, contemporary.
“Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.” - Gustave Flaubert
Everyone knows the benefits of reading!
Reading in a foreign language makes the effort a little more challenging, but is also intensely rewarding, enhancing all the above benefits.
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx
Join the Italian Book Club!
photo by M. Giannoccaro
The ITALIAN BOOK CLUB normally meets the third Tuesday of each month (please see schedule below)
The ITALIAN BOOK CLUB will take a break for the summer.
Meetings will resume in September, as usual.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to:
Laura Trainini, international music scholar and professional flute player who played "Intermezzo" from "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni at the last meeting;
Cinzia Candela, coordinator of the 2019-2020 Italian Book Club, for her enthusiasm and professional dedication to the project;
all our members, friends and followers, for your attendance, participation, patience in these latest few months of adjustment.
SPECIAL THANKS to the Italian Institute of Culture in Toronto, the General Consulate of Italy in Vancouver and the BC Chapter of the Dante Society.
Happy summer and happy reading!
Stay tuned for some news about the upcoming 2020-2021 edition of the ITALIAN BOOK CLUB.
The next ON-LINE MEETING of the Italian Book Club is scheduled on Tuesday September 15, 2020
For info, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER 2020 READING:
Stefania Auci, I leoni di Sicilia, Editrice Nord, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT WE READ in the past editions:
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2017 - 2018
Where to borrow Italian books in Vancouver
BIBLIOTECA DEL CONSOLATO GENERALE D'ITALIA DI VANCOUVER - Catalogo dei titoli (fiction titles from page 31)
Where to buy Italian books on-line, some suggestions
Libreria IBS - Internet Bookshop Italia
ABE BOOKS Canada
Professional flute player, Laura Trainini
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss
"You see, in my view a writer is a writer not because he/she writes well and easily, because he/she has amazing talent, because everything he/she does is golden. In my view a writer is a writer because even when there is no hope, even when nothing you do shows any sign of promise, you keep writing anyway" - Junot Díaz
2018 - 2019
Coordinator Cinzia Candela
2019 - 2020
2016 – 2017
Readers in attendance on Whereby
Conversation is in Italian and is facilitated by Cinzia Candela, herself an avid reader and one of the instructors at the
Dante Italian Language School.
The Italian Book Club is not a language class, but an opportunity to get together with other bibliophiles, share ideas, compare notes, and deepen one's understanding of Italian literature, history and culture. It is also a great opportunity to practice reading and conversation in Italian.
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” - J.D. Salinger
Here are some of the authors who have been read: Pirandello, Sciascia, Ferrante, De Luca, Fo, Baricco, Maraini, Meneghello,
Eco, Buzzati, Morante, Fallaci, Terzani, Ginzburg, Loy, Mazzucco, Murgia, Fois, Tabucchi, Calvino, Sereni… just to name a few. So many books and authors are out there for us to read, discuss and enjoy together. Join the Italian Book Club!
For the promotion of Italian language and culture