FROM THE EDITOR
The end of the year is always a time to look back and assess what we have accomplished – and what we plan to do in the future (the stuff that didn’t get done in the year that just ended because we… ran out of time).
For us at Accenti, 2011 was an exciting year, despite the difficult economic climate, and the challenge of printing a magazine in an increasingly digital world. With this reality in mind, the past summer saw the re-launch of Accenti Online – www.accenti.ca – with expanded online content. Among these is the entire archive of the print magazine – 24-issues’ worth! But more importantly, the new site is designed as an online magazine, with exclusive regular features, a photo album, feature videos, and an arts calendar, where readers can post their upcoming community and cultural events for free.
Available for purchase through the Accenti Online Store is the new “Italian Moments” 2012 Calendar, comprised of the finest photos from the Accenti photo contests. The photos in the calendar are also available for purchase as large-format prints.
Also new in 2012 is the Accenti Wine Tour. Accenti is offering Italian food and wine lovers an exclusive travel experience – a wine and culinary tour of Tuscany and Piedmont. The ten-day excursion gets underway on October 12. Reservations must be made before April 30, and space is limited, so act now! See details at accenti.ca/travel-with-us.
Speaking of dates, February 7th is the deadline for Accenti Magazine’s 7th Annual Literary Contest and 5th Annual Photo Competition. Enter your stories and photos for a chance to win $1000 and publication in Accenti. Get the details at accenti.ca.
Also in this issue, Terri Favro recalls the impetuousness of young love with her story Flora and Bruno, and Robert Norton captures an Italian moment with his photo, Guanti Bianchi, which also graces the cover of this issue. Both are winners of last year’s Accenti contests. Marco Lo Verso, slows down the pace, as he takes readers through the canals of Venice, and Kim Clarke shatters the silence and rectitude of a church in Italy with her Devotion. Loretta Gatto-White offers readers a special culinary treat for the holidays.
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2012!
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