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May 2021

May 18, 2021 ~ 7:00 pm Pacific Time

'Learn Italian Through Song' with Pina DiRosa

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Join us for a Unique, Engaging, & Interactive Italian Language Lesson!

Pina will take us on a journey through three beautiful Italian songs; Volare, Con te partirò, and Il mare calmo della sera. We will learn the translations as well as the history, origination, and the stories behind each song!

More About Pina:

Pina is an Italian instructor at Scuola Italiana di Portland. She was born in the south of Italy, in Naples, but lived many years in Brescia, in the north. She earned her degree in nursing and practiced for over 25 years in the fields of psychiatry and psychology.

Her passion for the study of humanities lead her to go back to school where she graduated from the Università Degli Studi di Pavia with high honors in Italian Language and Literature, with a thesis of Latin Paleography on the handwriting of the poet Giacomo Leopardi. She have earned the DITALS (Certificate of proficiency in teaching Italian as a second language).

Pina also loves music. She is a singer and guitarist and plays in different venues in and around Portland. She has performed for Italian Portland many times in the past! She has published two CDs of her Italian music Io sono qui, and Napoli in Love. We are very excited to have Pina putting on this dynamic and engaging language workshop!

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june 2021

June 1, 2021 ~ 7:00 pm Pacific Time

Leonardo, Michelangelo & Raphael: Masters of Italy

With Bestselling Italian Renaissance Novelist, Stephanie Storey

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Bestselling Italian Renaissance Novelist Stephanie Storey

We are thrilled to have Stephanie Storey joining us for an engaging presentation about her bestselling Italian Renaissance Novels!

Stephanie is the author of the stunning debut, Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo and of Raphael, Painter in Rome, which came out in April 2020 in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death. Her books have been translated into six foreign languages and are in development as feature films by Pioneer Pictures. Storey is also a TV producer of The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC, The Arsenio Hall Show on CBS, and the Emmy-nominated The Writers’ Room for Sundance. When not writing fiction or producing television, she can usually be found traveling the world with her husband—an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer—in search of her next story.

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