Friday, March 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Embroidered Stories, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, is an exciting new anthology collection including academic essays and creative works from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The entire collection explores multiple interpretations of the relationships between needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective during the period of the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. A number of the book’s contributors will participate in the presentation. A book signing will follow the presentation.
A light reception is offered prior to the beginning of the presentation from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.
Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25
Event Location and Ticket Information
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Times: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm