CO.AS.IT. Italian Australian culture series on line. Talk #1.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, CO.AS.IT. has had to put its cultural program on hold. In the meantime we have been thinking what we can do to continue bringing together the community, scholars, artists and practitioners.

We thought we would trial an Italian Australian culture series on line, to which we will be inviting experts in the field to contribute a talk of about 20 minutes. We hope that this initiative may provide an opportunity to reflect together on the Italian Australian cultural sphere we inhabit and collectively construct, on its strength and diversity, on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Today we are proud to present talk #1

Suitcase Stories with Elise Valmorbida

Speaking online from London in lockdown, award-winning author and creative writing teacher Elise Valmorbida offers her personal reflections on the making of migration stories.

Elise Valmorbida grew up Italian in Australia, and lives in London. Her 2018-19 award-winning Faber novel The Madonna of the Mountains is published internationally in several languages and editions. Other works include Matilde Waltzing, The TV President, The Winding Stick and The Book of Happy Endings. Elise has been teaching creative writing for more than 20 years. Her forthcoming book, an inspiring guide to creative writing, will be published in 2021.

To view the talk, click here