To kick off the new year, on January 4th, we have Patricia Badia-Johnson giving a talk about her book, 'Orienta... She is the Dance.' This talk introduces participants to the extraordinary life of Orienta Badia - a second generation Italiana who possessed rare and pertinent talents that still remain so in 2022. She was born with the gift of dance and helped support her family during the Great Depression. She unknowingly followed the Italian immigrant tradition of writing down the history, values and traditions of her family and culture-and write she could! The book brings to light so many current issues and how they were dealt with during the great Depression and the decades that followed.
The book “Orienta...She is the Dance” can be purchased from the following sources:
Incontri Letterari ~ Italian Literary Group
Michela Navarria, a native Italian speaker, will lead a literary group in which we will read Italian literature and then share in Italian conversation! We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday evenings starting October 27th 2021 from 7:00-9:00pm.
For our first book we will read; Great Italian Short Stories of the Twentieth Century / I grandi racconti italiani del Novecento: A Dual-Language Book. All participants will need to purchase the book.
Follow this link below to purchase the book on Amazon.
Come promotrice culturale si sente quasi in obbligo di mantenere viva le sue origini, la sua lingua e la sua cultura, e spera tanto che questa passione si possa condividere in armonia e tramite il piacere della lettura di gruppo, o i cosiddetti Incontri Letterari.