Archive | October 2012





The Istituto Italiano di Cultura, along with EUNIC, the network of the European cultural institutes of Toronto formed by Alliance Française, Toronto, Camões Toronto, Goethe-Institut, Toronto and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, invites you to their next book club meeting for the presentation and discussion of Pereira maintains (Sostiene Pereira) by Antonio Tabucchi, led by Elisa Segnini.

Saturday, November 3, 2012 – 2:00pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496, Huron St., Toronto
Information 416.921.3802 ext.221
Free admission

The European Book Club meets periodically in a different cultural institute to discuss a contemporary European book translated into English.

Quote from the book: “Maybe I’m not happy about what’s going on in Portugal, admitted Pereira. Senhora Delgado took a sip of mineral water and said: Then do something about it.”

Brazilian Portuguese for Business and Travelling



Brazilian Portuguese for Business

November 5 – 28

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (16 hours)

Brazilian Portuguese for Travelling


5:00 to 7:30 p.m. (15 Hours)

Mondays and Wednesdays





EUROPE@IFOA: Inviting all book lovers!

on Saturday, October 27


Come and meet some of the European writers who will be in town for the International Festival of Authors!

Bambini in cammino           10.00            Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Aprire occhi e orecchie, mente e cuore, e sedersi ad ascoltare una storia dalla viva voce di chi l’ha vissuta resta ancora il modo migliore per immergersi nella complessità della vita.

Le français dans tous ses états!    12h00        Alliance Française

Hubert Haddad, auteur du Nouveau Nouveau Magasin d’Écriture et magicien des calembours français, vous invite à une séance d’amuse-méninges!

Numa oficina de carpintaria, numa Lisboa sem tempo, uma maratona de sentimentos…           15h               Instituto Camões

José Luís Peixoto encanta pela simplicidade da sua presença e complexidade do seu discurso, pela profundidade das suas observações e sua ficção honesta e sedutora.

Hör(t) mal, wer da spricht!           16.3 Uhr          Goethe-Institut

Die Lyrikerin Nora Gomringer hat die Sprechpoesie früh für sich entdeckt. Sie lädt zum Lauschen und Schmunzeln ein!

Attend each event, get this passport stamped,

and win a book signed by its author!

 Alliance Française      24 Spadina Road                

Goethe-Institut        100 University Avenue

 Istituto Italiano di Cultura   496 Huron Street

Instituto Camões        438 University Avenue



Sunday, October 28, 6:00pm, 2012

| Studio Theatre

Start: 2012-10-28 18:00

End: 2012-10-28 19:00

Purchase Ticket

Authors from across Europe bring their work to Toronto to discuss the state of European fiction. Authors featured in this event are: Fabio Geda, Nora Gomringer, Hubert Haddad, José Luίs Peixoto. Charlie Foran hosts and moderates. For more information about this year’s FOUND IN TRANSLATION programming focus CLICK HERE. Sign up for our monthly eNews to have information about upcoming events sent directly to your inbox.

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Charlie Foran

Charlie Foran is the current president of PEN Canada, a world-wide organization of writers and readers committed to defending and promoting freedom of expression. He is the author of 10 books, including the Charles Taylor Prize-winning book, Mordecai, a biography of Mordecai Richler, and the novels Carolan’s Farewell and House on Fire.


Fabio Geda

Novelist Fabio Geda writes for several Italian magazines and newspapers, and teaches creative writing in Scuola Holden, the famous Italian school of storytelling. He has published several novels in Italian as well as the monologue La bellezza nonostante. Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis, Geda presents In the Sea There are Crocodiles, the story of an Afghan boy who undergoes a five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy where he finally manages to claim political asylum, based on the true story of Enaiatollah Akbari.



Nora Gomringer

Award-winning writer Nora Gomringer’s (Germany/Switzerland) work includes both page-bound poetry and spoken word performances. Her poetry is centered on themes of orality and memory. Beyond the page, she has performed in musical and theatrical performances with percussive jazz legend Baby Sommer and others. Gomringer is a member of PEN and since 2010 has served as head director of the International Artist Residency Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia at Bamberg, Germany. Gomringer presents a selection of poems and essays from her latest publications, including Ich werde etwas mit der Sprache machen.


Hubert Haddad

Poet, novelist, art historian, playwright and essayist Hubert Haddad was born in Tunis and followed his parents into exile to France. His work includes the poetry collection Le Charnier déductif (Deductive Mass Grave), the short story collection Vent printanier and the novels Un rêve de glace (A Dream of Ice), L’Univers (The Universe) and the award-winning Palestine and Opium Poppy. Haddad presents Nouvelles du jour et de la nuit: le jour and Nouvelles du jour et de la nuit: la nuit, two collections of short stories that toe the line between dreams and reality.


José Luís Peixoto

Internationally acclaimed and bestselling novelist José Luís Peixoto studied modern languages and literatures at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has published 10 titles including fiction and poetry. His awards include the Jovens Criadores Prize and the José Saramago Literary Award for Nenhum Olhar (The Implacable Order of Things). Peixoto’s poems and short stories have appeared in several anthologies and his work has been translated into 20 languages. Set in Lisbon, Peixoto’s The Piano Cemetery tells the story of two generations of carpenters and of a father’s attempt to outrun his fate in the Stockholm      Olympics marathon.


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