Kairos Italy Theater

KAIROS ITALY THEATER and TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB
With the endorsement of THE CENTER FOR ITALIAN AND ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE and under the auspices of the ITALIAN CONSULATE IN NEWARK
KITCAFFE’ IN MONTCLAIR
Literary Italian Salon
Followed by a special pugliese dinner
to mark the last appointment of the season with KITCAFFE’ in Montclair
Honorable Guest
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
FRED GARDAPHE’
and its book
IMPORTATO DALL’ITALIA e altre storie
(Idea Publications, June 2009)
KITCaffe': $ 10.00
Dinner: $ 20.00
R.S.V.P. via email: info@kitheater.com
or by calling Trumpets’ reservation line: 973-486-0822

Fred Gardaphe is Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. He directs the Italian/American Studies Program at Queens and formerly directed the programs in Italian American and American studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is Associate Editor of Fra Noi, an Italian American monthly newspaper, editor of the Series in Italian American Studies at State University of New York Press, and co-founding-co-editor of Voices in Italian Americana, a literary journal and cultural review. He is past president of MELUS (2003-2006) and the American Italian Historical Association (1996-2000), and current President of the Working Class Studies Association. His edited books include: New Chicago Stories, Italian American Ways, and From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana. He has written two one-act plays: “Vinegar and Oil,” produced by the Italian/American Theatre Company in 1987, and “Imported from Italy,” produced by Zebra Crossing Theater in 1991. His study, Italian Signs, American Streets: The Evolution of Italian American Narrative, is based on his dissertation which one the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli/Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs award for 1993 dissertations) and was published by Duke University Press in 1996; it was named an Outstanding Academic Book for 1996 by Choice. He has also published Dagoes Read: Tradition and the Italian/American Writer, Moustache Pete is Dead!: Italian/American Oral Tradition Preserved in Print, Leaving Little Italy: Essaying Italian American Studies and From Wiseguys to Wise Men: Masculinities and the Italian American Gangster. His most recent book is Importato dall’Italia.
Teachers will receive a certificate for 2 hours of professional development.
Refreshments are kindly donated by Trumpets Jazz Club
NJ coordinators: Kristine Massari & Ruth Kunstadter, licensed NJ teachers of Italian.
Host: Laura Caparrotti, KIT