The European Schoolbooks team have already been busy this year preparing a variety of exhibitions and presentations of many of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
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Una lettura poetica... Rosa come coccodrillo
28th April 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00
Anna Maria Di Brina
leggerà dalla sua raccolta di poesie
Rosa come coccodrillo
Rosa come coccodrillo nasce come tentativo di interrogare a fondo il dolore personale della perdita, esplorandone i riflessi sull’anima nelle sue complesse declinazioni. Si tratta di un percorso simbolico in cinque sezioni che, seguendo idealmente l’andamento stesso della vita, dalla giovinezza ai mutamenti dell’età adulta, propone al lettore un viaggio sui sentieri misteriosi e seducenti della percezione, dell’osservazione e dell’emozione.
Miniatura trasparente di corallo
dipinta dalla mano di un fiammingo
forma riflessa di smalti luminosi
acceso rimanda il mio sguardo.
Racchiusa nella pupa colorata
mi lascio portar via
dentro ai tuoi occhi.
Anna Maria Di Brina, giornalista, vive dal 2013 a Ginevra, Svizzera. È stata redattrice per diverse case editrici italiane (Il Sole 24 Ore spa, Franco Angeli srl) e ha collaborato come free-lance per varie testate in Italia e all’estero (la Repubblica Viaggi, Tabloid, Week-end Viaggi, The New Statesman), occupandosi in particolare di temi d’arte e cultura. Attualmente collabora con la rivista culturale L’Agenda di Ginevra e con Radio Cité Genève, sulle cui frequenze tiene una rubrica mensile di poesia. Questo è il suo primo libro.
Italian wine courtesy of the Italian Consul
By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood
3rd May 2017 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00
Grazia Ietto Gillies
in conversation with Simonetta Agnello Hornby
talks about her new book
By the Olive Groves.
A Calabrian Childhood
Edizioni I.B. Tauris
In 1939 a girl was born in the Aspromonte mountains of Calabria, a beautiful land steeped in history and suffused with tradition but weighed down by poverty and the ‘Ndrangheta – Calabria’s Mafia. As the tremors of World War II shake the heart of Calabria, so the little girl’s childhood unfolds. Her life is simple, revolving around school, friendship, family. At its heart is the kitchen where the dramas and joys of family life are played out and where her mother, Giulia, creates delicious Mediterranean dishes.
In this rich and heartfelt memoir, which includes many of her mother’s recipes, Grazia Ietto Gillies remembers with humour, affection and a critical eye, her youth in Calabria, from childhood sickness and her unusual extended family to the excitement of religious festivals and an incident with the feared ‘Ndrangheta. Now, sixty years later, she realises that Calabria has defined everything she has ever done and that she has never really left the mountains of her childhood.
EVENT HELD IN ITALIAN
Grazia Ietto Gillies was born in Delianuova on the Aspromonte mountain chain of Calabria, southern Italy in 1939. She moved to Rome with her family in 1950 where she later graduated in Economics. She studied for a time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Cambridge, UK. She worked as an academic economist at the University of Siena and – from 1972 – in London where she lives with her husband Donald, a Philosopher of Science and Mathematics, both now retired. They have a son Marco and two grandchildren, Penelope and Daniel. She has published many books and articles on economics. By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood is her first narrative.
Grazia Ietto Gillies è nata nel 1939 a Delianuova, una cittadina sul pendio tirrenico dell’Aspromonte in Calabria. A dieci anni si è spostata con la famiglia a Roma dove ha studiato laureandosi in Economia. In seguito ha studiato al Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) e a Cambridge UK. Ha lavorato come economista accademica all’Università di Siena e – dal 1972 – a Londra dove risiede. Ha pubblicato molti libri e articoli di economia. È sposata a Donald, un filosofo della scienza e matematica anche lui ora in pensione. Hanno un figlio Marco e due nipotini, Penelope e Daniel. By the Olive Groves. A Calabrian Childhood è il suo primo libro di narrativa.
Simonetta Agnello Hornby lives in London and is a bestselling Italian author. She began writing novels in 2000 and her books have been translated into many different languages. Her latest novel is Caffè amaro published by Feltrinelli.
Simonetta Agnello Hornby, autrice, vive a Londra. Nel 2000 ha iniziato a scrivere romanzi. Tutti i suoi libri sono stati bestseller e sono stati tradotti in molte lingue. Il suo ultimo romanzo è Caffè amaro (Feltrinelli Editore).
Italian wine courtesy of the Italian Consul
Workshop in London for teachers of Italian
6th May 2017 - The Italian Cultural Institute in London (39, Belgrave Square, SW1X 8NT) - from 10:00 to 17:00
Edizioni Edilingua and the Education Department of the Italian Consulate in London, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in London, are pleased to invite you to their educational workshop for teachers of Italian as a foreign language:
"From paper to digital: materials, tools and good practices"
• Motivation in the Italian language class. Usage of videos and games in teaching
• Teaching in the 2.0 era: new digital tools and how best to exploit them. The gamification scheme and "i-d-e-e.it", the teaching resources provided by Edilingua
• Italian for children: let's have fun while learning!
• Italian language teaching in Primary Schools: a description of the context and ideas to ease Italian curricular courses (held by Prof. Attanasio, teacher at St John's C of E Primary School)
The workshop will be held by Telis Marin, director, author and trainer of Edizioni Edilingua. It will be held in Italian except from Prof. Attanasio's speech which will be in English.
Click HERE to download the full event programme.
Participants will be asked to actively work on educational materials and at the end of the workshop they will receive a complimentary Edilingua book, a certificate of attendance and more information about Edilingua resources.
Admission is free. You can register until Friday 28th April by sending an email to: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
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