Feb 2019 Italian Meeting Reminder

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Ciao tutti -



at St. Patrick's Church, Social Hall, 2702  Broadway E, Seattle


The presentation at this meeting focuses on "Italian Literature on Migration" and will be presented in Italian by Cecilia Strettoi.

Cecilia Strettoi's presentation will trace the links between the current situation of immigration to Europe and the attempts of some Italian writers and journalists to transform the general problem into the stories of individuals with their own history and their own experience.  These narrative are founded on the clear intent to humanize immigrants who current governments, both in Italy and elsewhere, try to portray as a threat to national security. Through the analysis of three books, we will try to shed light on some authors who have sided with the immigrants.

Cecilia Strettoi is an instructor of Italian language, literature, and culture with over two decades of educational experience. She has taught in several institutions and is very well known in Seattle amongst people interested in Italy.  Cecilia’s main interest is offering a well-rounded understanding of Italy through the lens of literature, history, and current events. She is particularly intrigued by cross-cultural comparisons and thrives in offering her students a multifaceted perspective of Italy.

This meeting will be in the Parish Social Hall at St. Patrick's Church.    

To reach St Patrick's from the North, follow I-5 S.  Take exit 168A for Boylston Ave toward Roanoke St.  Merge onto Boylston, turn left at light onto E Roanoke St.  Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave E.

To reach St. Patrick's from the South, follow I-5 N.  Take exit 168A for Lakeview Blvd E.  Turn left onto Lakeview Blvd E, and continue onto Boylston Ave E.   Turn right at the light onto E Roanoke St. Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave E.

The parking lot will be on your right off Harvard.   The door to the Social Hall is located from the parking lot in back of the Church.


Feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting.  And, in any case, please come.

A presto - 

Dan DeMatteis,
President, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington


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