Thursday, October 9, 2008

Celebrate the immigrant experience at the New Haven Public Library

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library is inviting the public to celebrate the immigrant experience, especially that of Italian Americans, in a special program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14.

During the vent, celebrated Italian American poet Robert Viscusi, shown, will read from his epic poem, "Ellis Island, A Book of Changes."

Viscusi has published several volumes of poetry, fiction, and criticism, and is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He is an English professor at Brooklyn College and president of the Italian American Writers Association. His appearance in New Haven is made possible through Yale's American Studies Program. The Sons of Italy New Haven Lodge 37 will provide refreshments.

The program is free, and free parking is available. For more information, call 946-7431.

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