Reminder February 26 Italian Meeting

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Ciao a tutti -


2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR

at the Pastoral Outreach Center (POC) at St. James Cathedral

The speaker will be Annalisa Bellerio. an Italian journalist, editor and writer.  After graduating in the History of Art from the University of Pavia, she worked in publishing as editor-in-chief, copywriter, published author and consultant for Italian publishers, magazines and literary agencies.  In Milan, the city where she comes from and returns every year on vacation, Annalisa has also worked as a teacher of Italian language, Literature and History, as a guide for art exhibitions and as a volunteer in a middle school specialized for disabled children.

In the United States, where she has lived for six years, she is an Italian language teacher at South Seattle College and Bellevue College. She has been certified “Competent Communicator” by Toastmasters International and “Docent” by Bellevue Arts Museum, where she works as a volunteer.

Annalisa's topic will be Leonardo da Vinci: 
A  Myth for Five Centuries

Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to attract crowds of visitors, to challenge scholars and biographers, and to inspire novelists, artists, and visionary innovators around the world. Despite the millions of pages written about him over the centuries, his person still remains mostly shrouded in mystery.  In this meeting we will explore the life and works, the innovative contribution and cultural heritage of this Renaissance man icon, who asked crucial questions and found answers often hundreds of years ahead of his time.



As usual, the evening will begin with food and conversation at 6:30. There is no cost for the meeting, but you are encouraged to bring along an antipasto, dolce or vino to share.  The presentation which will be mainly in Italian will start at 7:45. 

To reach the Cathedral take the James Street Exit from I-5 and head east (up the hill) on James Street and then take a left on 9th Avenue. The POC is located two blocks north at the SW corner of Columbia and 9th.  A flight of stairs leads up to the door.

The front door will be locked after the presentation starts for security reasons.  If it is, please go to the delivery entrance near the parked cars on the east side of the POC.  It will be open. 

Free parking is available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, a block and a half up Columbia Street heading east (uphill), a right turn from 9th.  The entrance to the lot is behind the school on the left .

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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