The Traces We Leave: Italian-Canadians and Their Works

18th Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW)

6-8 OCTOBER 2021

Writers and artists, academics and researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to submit proposals to present new work in Italian, English or French. Graduate students and emerging writers/artists are encouraged to participate.

For academic papers (20 minutes), please send a 200-word abstract and biographical information (60 words). For panels of two or three papers (20 minutes each), send max. 200-word abstract for each paper as well as bio (60 words) for each presenter and contact information for all panelists. Preference will be given to papers that discuss new works.

For literary readings of 15 minutes, please send a 200-word excerpt of the text to be read (or four poems) along with biographical information (60 words). Preference will be given to readings and performances of new works.

Please NOTE that the organizers may request additional details after an abstract/proposal has been submitted.

Deadline: December 30, 2019. Acceptance will be sent by January 31, 2020. Once a proposal has been accepted, a fee of $100.00 will be requested for presenters who are not full members of the AICW in good standing. And the University of Torino may request a registration fee. Please send queries to and and proposals to both addresses below:

Carmen Concilio

AICW: Pres. Maria Cristina Seccia, Domenic Beneventi, Licia Canton

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