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Lunchtime Stories for the Heart

Lunchtime Stories for the Heart
100 St. Joseph Street, 2nd floor foyer
Time: Feb 12th, 12:00 pm End: Feb 12th, 1:00 pm
Interest Categories: Italian Studies (FAS), Humanities, Food Studies, English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), 2000-
Public reading by Licia Canton

The Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies is pleased to present a public reading

Lunchtime Stories for the Heart

"What's the most important ingredient in this meal?" she asked every time we sat down to eat.*
"I love to write stories," says Licia Canton. "But most of all I enjoy sharing my stories with others. Every public reading is unique and enriching." Licia Canton will read excerpts from her recently published stories, including "Because of Leonard Cohen" and "The Motorcycle" - stories that pull at the heartstrings.


Every story Licia Canton has prepared for you, has that same essential ingredient. Join her for the warmth of storytelling and a mid-February (pre-Valentine's) Friday lunch!

An English-language writer in Montreal, Licia Canton has also published stories in French, Italian and Venetian dialect. Her collection Almond Wine and Fertility (2008) was published in Italy as Vino alla mandorla e fertilità (2015). She is a literary translator and co-founder of Accenti Magazine. She has published nine anthologies, including Conspicuous Accents (2014) and Writing Cultural Difference (2015). Her most recent stories appear in the following 2016 anthologies: The Woman in the Red Dress in Exploring Voice (De Santis & Fazio), Dinner at Enrico's in A Global Anthology of the Short Story (Lee), "The Motorcycle" in Second Chances (Mulcahy). Licia Canton has mentored writers at the Quebec Writers' Federation and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal.

*From L. Canton's forthcoming collection The Butcher's Daughter.

A light refreshment will be served. This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP at italian.studies@utoronto.ca

For futher information, please contact the Department of Italian Studies at (416) 926-2345.

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