Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
ARPICO aims to promote, share and facilitate the dissemination of knowledge and research work; to provide an accessible and informal forum for discussions, debate and exchange of ideas related to topics and issues relevant to modern society; to be a point of reference, support and networking for researchers, professionals and students in Western Canada; to promote cooperation and networking with governmental, industrial, and professional entities.
The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) Celebrates Italian Heritage Month

The Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), in collaboration with the National Congress of Italian Canadians and Accenti Magazine is pleased to announce literary events across Canada under the Books and Biscotti Literary Series. Eight events will be held this June to celebrate Italian Heritage Month: Toronto on June 1 and 21, Montreal on June 4, Oshawa on June 8, Ottawa on June 13, Vancouver on June 17, Edmonton and Sarnia on June 22, Halifax on June 28.

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"We are extremely proud of our work at the Association of Italian Canadian Writers, a volunteer-based group founded in 1986," said Dr. Licia Canton, President of the AICW. "Our 15th biennial conference, held earlier this month in Montreal, was very successful with speakers from across Canada, Europe and the United States. The AICW emphasizes the work of creative individuals – writers – who often work on the periphery of the Italian Canadian com­munity. We are pleased to reach new audiences during Books and Biscotti events across Canada."

Licia Canton has recently published the anthology Conspicuous Accents (Longbridge Books, 2014) which features 42 stories by 35 authors, most of Italian heritage. She has been president of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW) since 2010. The AICW will organize activities at Montreal's Italian Week in August and Toronto's International Book Fair in November.

Founded in 1986, the Association of Italian Canadian Writers brings together a community of writers, critics, academics, and other artists and promotes Italian Canadian literature and culture within an ethnoculturally diverse society. The AICW is a nonprofit organization.

Join us as a member of ARPICO to support our endeavour to disseminate knowledge and research work, provide accesible and informal forums for discussions and debate, and exchange ideas realted to topics and issues relevant to modern society.