"Louise" goes to school
In the spring of 2021, three schools in Italy used the Italian version of "A Story for Louise" in their classes, and held virtual discussions of the book with its author, Eric Lanzieri. In Louise's home town of Scafati, a high school and an elementary school participated, as did a high school in Foggia. Over three hundred students attended the meetings. Here is a link to an article about the meeting with the high school in Foggia (Liceo Carolina Poerio), on the school's web site. They are a wonderful group of young people. liceopoerio.it/ incontro-virtuale-con-il-prof-eric-lanzieri-autore-del-libro-a-story-for-louise/
"Louise" in Rome
Italian Senator Francesca Alderisi has put a copy of "Una Storia per Louise" in the Italian Senate's collection of books and diaries related to emigration from Italy. In April 2019, Senator Alderisi donated written material from emigrants to the archives of the Italian Senate, The Senator is an advocate for the study of emigration, especially in Italian public schools.
Presentations of "Louise" in italy
I traveled to the Veneto region of Italy in September 2019 where I gave three presentations about the book. One presentation was to the annual meeting of ANEA (National Association of Emigrants to Australia and the Americas) in Marostica. The web page for ANEA can be found atwww.anea76.it Two other presentations were made to high schools in Padua and Cittadella, where the book is under consideration as a textbook for classes which cover the topic of emigration from Italy.
"Louise" in italy
The Italian version of A Story for Louise, called Una Storia per Louise, has been reviewed by Lorenzo Luatti, a gentleman who operates a web site called "Giunti Scuola," aimed at teachers of high school and elementary school in Italy. Perhaps the book will be used in classes which study emigration from Italy. Here is a link to Lorenzo's review of the book: https://www.giuntiscuola.it/sesamo/a-tu-per-tu-con-l-esperto/libri-e-intercultura/storie-collettive-e-familiari-storie-di-se Lorenzo also submitted a copy of the book to the National Central Library (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale) in Florence, Italy. He informs me that in the coming weeks I will receive confirmation that Una Storia per Louise is available at the Library. What an honor for my grandparents and my father! Thank you, Lorenzo. Grazie mille.
on the radio with the palace theater
It was a pleasure to appear as a guest on August 17, 2018 on the Palace Theater's radio show, "Your Palace, Your Place." I want to thank The Palace and Sheree Marcucci for the invitation, and for scheduling me to appear at The Palace on February 23, 2019. A recording of "Your Palace, Your Place" can be found at www.palacetheaterct.org/about-us/radio-show/