President's Message

Welcome to the web site of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers! We are a non-profit organization promoting – since 1986 – writing and other forms of art that give voice to the dialogue between Canadian and Italian cultures. Browse through our new site and find more about our members, events and publications. We are happy to answer any questions you might have on how to become a member, and we also look forward to hearing from other organizations for possible collaboration.

Maria Cristina Seccia, President

18th AICW Biennial Conference – Torino 2021

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 Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), October 6-8 (9), 2021. The program will be available shortly.

Click here to see the call for papers.

AICW Venera Fazio Poetry Contest

First prize $100; Second prize $ 75; Third prize $ 50; one Honourable Mention. Three poems of up to 40 lines each or 1 longer poem of up to 140 lines. Submissions can be in English, French, or Italian. Deadline: April 30, 2021. Click here.

Special Issue of Italian Canadiana, Volume 34

New Perspectives in Italian Canadian Writing: Dynamics of Cultural Inheritance. This volume is an open door that allows the reader into a space where cultural identity is still a topic to be studied and discussed, as the impact of immigration cannot and must not be totally dismissed. However, we are now seeing a transformation whereby memory, in its more esoteric form, is opening the passage into a more artistic and literary representation of migration for Italian Canadian writers. This movement is shown clearly in the essays, both academic and personal, fiction and faction, poems and interviews, contributed by the 27 authors, whose work fills the 185 pages of this book.

To purchase this book, please write to: info@aicw.ca.