Sunday, September 25, 2011

Descant's Launch of the Sicily issue

Grano Restaurant
2035 Yonge St. 
(three blocks north of Davisville)

October 5, 2011

Come hear the Sicily issue's contributors of poetry and prose:
Valentino Assenza
Domenic Capilongo
 Gil Fagiani
Darlene Madott
 Doors opening at 7 p.m.
Arrive early to partake in the cash bar and the antipasti!
 Issue in stores September 20, 2011

Descant 154: Sicily is a collection of poetry and prose, essay and memoir, exploring and probing the geographically and historically impressive island of Sicily. In this issue, Guest Editors Michelle Alfano and Venera Fazio assemble diverse texts and voices — tourist and ex-patriot, Italophone and Anglophone, layperson and scholar —to create a multidimensional portrait of this oft-coveted Mediterranean isle. New pieces by creative people, such as Salvatore Ala, Louisa Calio, Darlene Madott, Gianna Patriarca, Vincenzo Pietropaolo, Gilda Morina Syverson, Pasquale Verdicchio, have the reader tramp the muddy hillsides of umber dirt, dine in the streets of Taormino, stand in awe of ancient Greek and Roman ruins, cast inquisitive looks into Mafia activity and even enter Sicilian bedrooms.

Join us in launching Sicily at grano, October 5, 2011, 7 p.m. as we celebrate the terrific works included in D 154. As Guest Editor Alfano writes Il sangue chiama — the blood calls — accept the invitation.

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