Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Embroidered Stories - a book presentation

Maria Gillan will be participating in a book presentation at Casa Italiana in New York City on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6pm.

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), is an exciting anthology including academic essays and creative works from Argentina, Australia, Canada, and the United States. The entire collection explores multiple interpretations of the relationships between needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective during the period of the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.

Editors Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra will be joined at the event by book contributors Phyllis Capello, JoAnn Cavallo, Paola Corso, Elisa D'Arrigo, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Lucia Grillo, Maria Grillo, Karen Guancione, Joanna Clapps Herman, Annie Lanzillotto, Anne Marie Macari, and Maria Terrone. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Nota Bene: This event will be held at:
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, NYU
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 998-8739

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the author of twenty-one books. Her latest publications are the poetry collection, What Blooms in Winter and the poetry and art collection, The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets . Maria's official website is at

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