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Italy Reads 2011 Archive

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Calendar of Events

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Winners of Italy Reads 2011 Student Video Contest Announced!

JCU Professor of English and Director of Italy Reads Carlos Dews welcomed a joyous crowd of high school students in the Aula Magna Regina on December 15th for the Italy Reads 2011 Student Video Contest Awards Ceremony. In his welcome speech, he pointed out the extraordinary creativity, linguistic capability, acting and technical skills demonstrated by these students. Italy Reads received 24 entries to the contest this year.

Students from local area high schools, lead by teachers participating in Italy Reads 2011, created short films of their interpretations of Carson McCullers’s novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Professor Carlos Dews and Gina Marie Spinelli, JCU Academic Administrative Assistant and coordinator of Italy Reads, announced the winners of the contest.

The winners were:

First Prize
: Liceo “Newton,” Class IV-F, Prof. Cinzia Cetraro
Second Prize
: Liceo “Newton,” Class III-D, Prof. Cinzia Cetraro
Special Prize for Exceptional Artistic Merit: Liceo “Innocenzo XII,” Class IV-B, Prof. Fortuna Pappalardo
Finalist: Liceo “Pascal,” Class III-C, Prof. Anne-Marie Peduto
Finalist: Liceo “Keplero,” Class IV-G, Prof. Antonella Nifosi

Click here to watch the winning videos!

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Calendar of Events

Past Events

15 December, Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 2011, Announcement of Winners of Student Video Contest!

30 November 2011, Wednesday, 6:00p.m., Deadline for video entries to be submitted for the Student Video Contest! Videos have a maximum 10 minute limit and must be submitted on a DVD as AVI or MOV formatted files or uploaded to YouTube with the web address or URL submitted via email to Italy Reads ([email protected]). DVDs can be hand delivered to Ms. Gina Spinelli at the Guarini Campus of John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233, Rome (Trastevere) or mailed to Ms. Gina Spinelli, John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233, 00165 Rome.

18 November 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

16 November 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

14 November 2011, Monday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

13 November 2011, Sunday, 6:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

13 November 2011, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

SOLD OUT - 11 November 2011, Friday, 8:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected]

11 November 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

9 November 2011, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

9 November 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m
., The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

7 November 2011, Monday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

6 November 2011, Sunday, 6:00 p.m., Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

6 November 2011, Sunday, 3:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

5 November 2011, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

5 November 2011, Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

4 November 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m., The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

SOLD OUT - 2 November 2011, Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.,
Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

2 November 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

30 October 2011, Sunday, 5:00 p.m
., Opening night (all tickets are 10 Euro),Rome English Theatre production of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). To reserve seats or for more information, email [email protected] or [email protected].

28 October 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m
., The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

26 October 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

24 October 2011, Monday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

21 October 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

19 October 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

17 October 2011, Monday, 6:30 p.m.,The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

14 October 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

12 October 2011, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel,starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

10 October 2011, Monday, 6:30 p.m.,The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

7 October 2011, Friday, 6:30 p.m.,
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Cinema. Screening of the 1968 film adaptation of the novel, starring Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Laurinda Barrett and Stacy Keach. Room G.G.1, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Cathy Fussell retired this past summer as Director of Columbus State University’s Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, a position she has held since 2003. Ms. Fussell also served for twelve years as a member of the faculty of the English Department at CSU, where she taught a variety of courses, including a course on Carson McCullers and the New York Arts Immersion Program, which she created. Prior to joining the CSU faculty, Ms. Fussell taught high school in Columbus for fifteen years. She has lived within 35 miles of Columbus virtually all her life, and she has been involved in the McCullers recognition effort since the mid 1980s.

6 October 2011, Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., (formerly 5:00-7:00 p.m.) Workshop for High School Teachers with Cathy Fussell, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere).

5 October 2011, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.,
Keynote Address, Aula Magna, John Cabot University, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Keynote Speaker, Cathy Fussell.

18 September Sunday 2011,
10:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Teacher Training Session, Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Lunch provided to participants, Secchia Terrace, 1:00-2:00p.m.

18 June Saturday 2011
, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Teacher Training Session, Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Lunch provided to participants, Secchia Terrace, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

17 June Friday 2011
, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Teacher Training Session, Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Lunch provided to participants, Secchia Terrace, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

10 June Friday 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Teacher Training Session, Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, John Cabot University, Via della Lungara 233 (Trastevere). Lunch provided to participants, Secchia Terrace, 1:00-2:00 p.m.