FROM THE EDITOR
Walking and Talking
by Licia Canton
If Italians can make the effort to learn English (a lot of English is spoken in Italy, we discovered!), then descents of transplanted Italians can certainly reacquaint themselves with the language of their forebears. This is one of the goals of the Centro Scuola in Toronto, as we read in an article by Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni. This issue also takes us to Canada’s geographical extremes with an article about Halifax’s new cultural centre by Caterina Fava and a piece by Anna Foschi about a rather peculiar Christmas in Vancouver some years ago.
Creativity among Italian Canadians is alive and well, as reported in articles on playwright Steve Galluccio and visual artist Frank Caracciolo, in fiction by Darlene Madott and Michael Mirolla, and in poems by Marisa De Franceschi, Frank Giorno and Carmine Starnino (short-listed for a Governor General’s Award in 2009).
I invite you to express your own creativity by entering one of our contests. In the fall, Accenti proudly announced its 5th annual writing contest and 3rd photo competition. The contests were established to encourage creative expression about Italian Canadians, Canada and Italy. The winners were published in the last issue. The second place winners – Terri Favro for writing and Monica Lisi Lacey for photography – are published in this issue. Domenic Cusmano’s light-hearted piece on truffles (are they really that expensive?) rounds out the issue.
Accenti celebrates Italian influences on Canada's cultural heritage and acts as a bridge between Canada and Italy. From the Torino Olympics in 2006 to Vancouver in 2010, our cover features the graceful and dazzling Carolina Kostner, Italian and European figure skating champion, who will be vying for a gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in February. Happy winter and happy reading!
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