For the promotion of Italian language and culture
2015 - 2016
WHAT WE READ in the past editions:
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
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Conversation is in Italian and is facilitated by Cinzia Candela, herself an avid reader and one of the instructors of Italian as a second language 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, 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.
“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
The ITALIAN BOOK CLUB usually meets the third Tuesday of each month (please see schedule below)
Location: Dante Italian Language School
#300 - 889 West Pender Street @ Hornby
Vancouver, BC V6C 3B2
(at Tamwood College location)
Day: the third Tuesday of each month (please check out the schedule below)
Time: 5:45 pm - in the main lobby
WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY READING:
Roberto Perrone - La ballata dell’amore salato, Mondadori, 2010
Upcoming Italian Book Club meeting: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO READ and discuss about in the upcoming months
Come il mangiare italiano ha conquistato il mondo, Garzanti,2014
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2016 – 2017
2017 - 2018