The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) has moved its activities online due to the pandemic. Look for AICWCanada on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. Check out the weekly "Shut Up and Write!" to feel connected to a community of writers; and join "4 chiacchiere in italiano" to speak Italian with native speakers. Write to email@example.com for details. Watch AICW events, including “The Art of the Pitch,” on YouTube (AICWCanada). Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) is pleased to announce the publication of the groundbreaking volume Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing. The AICW and the Queer Studies in Quebec Research Group (ÉRÉQQ) released the documentary Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian Canadian in 2021.
Watch the trailer
Watch the documentary
Write to email@example.com or visit http://www.queeritaliancanadian.com
See Call for Submissions: Second Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing.
To mark the AICW's 40th anniversary, in 2026, the AICW will publish an anthology of poetry and prose. Click here to see the Call for Submissions.
The AICW-Bressani Literary Prize recognizes the literary production of Canadian authors of Italian origin.
It is awarded to the Italian-Canadian author of the best eligible literary work in four categories: fiction, poetry, non-fiction and first book.
To read the press release click here. To see the shortlists click here. Winners Announced.
To read the press release click here.
Click here for the poster.
Click here to watch the celebration and readings.
The Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW)organized “Relaunch Your Passion for Writing” Mentorship Program. The project was funded by the Government of Quebec’s Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, with English Language Arts Network (ELAN) as project supporter, to relaunch the arts and culture sector during Covid-19. Click here to read the article. Click here for details. Click here to see Mentors & Mentees.
The Traces We Leave: Italian Canadians and Their Works.
The Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of the University of Turin will be hosting the 18th Conference of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2022. See the program here.
Watch the virtual pre-conference event held in October 2021.
AICW/Turin Online Post-Conference:
Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10 am EST. Click here for details.
Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 10 am EST. Click here for details.