EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024

MONTREAL LAUNCH: Here & Now, Volume II
Join us for the Montreal launch of the second volume of Here and Now: An Anthology of Queer
Italian-Canadian Writing
, featuring readers by some of the authors in the anthology.
Time: TBA
Location: Librairie n’était-ce pas l’été (6792 St Laurent Blvd)

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024

TORONTO LAUNCH: Here & Now, Volume II
Join us for the Toronto launch of the second volume of Here and Now: An Anthology of Queer
Italian-Canadian Writing
, featuring readers by some of the authors in the anthology.
Time: TBA
Location: TBA



PREVIOUS

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021

Accenti: The Magazine with an Italian Accent and The Violet Hour present
Here & Now: Queer Italian-Canadian readings
Time: 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT
Location: https://zoom.us/my/gladday

An evening of readings from writers appearing in Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing. With Licia Canton, featuring readings by Elena Basile, Paolo Frascà, Steff Juniper and Anthony Portulese. Hosted by Liana (Luca) Cusmano and Christopher DiRaddo.

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021

Accenti: The Magazine with an Italian Accent and The Violet Hour present
Here & Now: Queer Italian-Canadian readings
Time: 7 PM EDT – 8:30 PM EDT
Location: https://zoom.us/my/gladday (Password is 1970)

An evening of readings from writers appearing in Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing. With Domenico Beneventi, featuring readings by Anna Nobile, Elio Iannacci, Jessica Carpinone and Daniel Zomparelli. Hosted by Liana (Luca) Cusmano and Christopher DiRaddo.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

The Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian-Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto
& Accenti Magazine present the official launch of
Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing
Time: 5 PM EDT – 6:15 PM EDT

Join a conversation with the editor, queer studies scholars, and contributors. This event will take place on Zoom. It is free and all are welcome. Please register at queeranthologylaunch.eventbrite.ca.

TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2021

Villa Charities, in collaboration with the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), Accenti Magazine, Longbridge Books, and English Language Arts Network (ELAN), is pleased to invite you to a conversation with the editor and contributors of Here & Now.
Here & Now: Readings and Discussion
Time: 5 PM EDT – 6:35 PM EDT
Click here for tickets.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2023

Accenti Magazine, in collaboration with the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW), with the support of the Canada Council of the Arts via The Writers’ Union of Canada present
In Conversation: Queer Perspectives on Writing & Family
Authors Liana Cusmano and Christopher DiRaddo will talk about writing and family from queer perspectives.
Time: 5 PM EDT – 6 PM EDT
Please register here.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023

Lunch & Learn: Queer(ing) Italo-Québécois Literature
Not much has been published on queer Italo-Québécois writing, despite the growing body of English-language literature by LGBTQ+ Italian-Quebecers, who have decided to write their own stories. In this Lunch & Learn, Dr. Licia Canton will present her QUESCREN Working Paper “Queer(ing) Italo-Québécois Literature”, where she aims to rectify this absence and encourage conversations about identity, diversity and inclusion.
Time: 12 PM EDT – 1 PM EDT
Please register here.

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023

Queer(ing) Italian-Montreal Literature 
A roundtable discussion as part of QUESCREN Researcher-Member Symposium, featuring Licia Canton (Ph.D., Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Accenti Magazine), Christopher DiRaddo (writer/events producer), Domenico A. Beneventi (Ph.D., Professor, Université de Sherbrooke), Liana Cusmano (spoken word artist, novelist, and arts educator) and Steve Galluccio (playwright/screenwriter).
Time: 1:45 PM EDT – 3 PM EDT
Location: Concordia University
Click here for more information.