Italian American Lecture Series: Whaddyacall the Wind? Comesichiama il Vento?

The Italian American Lecture Series presents for spring 2021, Pizza, Poetry and Painting: Revisiting Italy During the Pandemic Lockdown. The first lecture in the series will be Whaddyacall the Wind? Comesichiama il Vento? Annie Lanzillotto reads new works -- creative non-fiction and poetry yielded from a sojourn in southern Italy. The art of yelling, Pulcinella, the secret to why laundry doesn’t drip on your head in Napoli, alleyways and accordions, how a New Yorker learns to walk on the San Pietrini, standing on the spot at the Madonina where Grandma left the motherland, finding gay community in the paese, gaps in the family tree -- an LGBTQ Perspective, a meditation on women who sell wind to sailors. Lanzillotto bunks heads with time, journeying through the heel of the boot where she meets ancestors, gravediggers, grape growers, a Saint who sees ecstasies in stirring fava beans, and a lady in red walking a long hot road of figs, olive trees and stone walls. Lanzillotto asks of the coin-op parking meter: Does an hour cost a quarter, or does it cost you your life?  Some clocks can’t be re-set.  Bronx street metaphors abound.

Speaker: Annie Lanzillotto, author and performance-artist 

Presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center

Flyer available to download/share on social media

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event

Hofstra University gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Long Island Regional Chapter of the Italian American Studies Association and the Association of Italian American Educator, Cav. Josephine Maietta, president.

All events are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. 
Advance registration is requested.

Reservations will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

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In case you missed the live event, please see recording:

Italian American Lecture Series: Whaddyacall the Wind? Comesichiama il Vento?

Thursday, February 18, 2021



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