Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Week Ahead: Oct 23-27, 2017

Halloween Week, Social Security, American Film Series, Moms & Babies, Teen Makers and More! 

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW your 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the AMERICAN FILM SERIES is Hidden Figures on October 26th - with shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21.     
  
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!  

HALLOWEEN WEEK - It's Halloween All Week.  We will celebrate in ALL Classes.  Feel Wear a costume if you like!

Tuesday
American Corner - SHORT STORY CLUB - 10 am - The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.  Here is the LINK:  https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/edgar-allan-poe-storyteller

American Corner MOMS & BABIES -  10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)

Wednesday
American Corner
SOCIAL SECURITY in TRIESTE
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 

3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation ONLINE



Thursday
American Corner MOMS & BABIES -  10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let's Celebrate Halloween together!
American Corner Thursday Maker Space - 10 am - sew knit or craft together. 


HIDDEN FIGURES - 1:30, 4:30, 6:30, 9:00

Friday
American Corner TEEN MAKER SPACE - 5 pm - Use our technology.  We're making a 3D T-Rex and other things!  Create your own.

COMING UP:
We will be CLOSED from October 29th until November 5th.  Have a great break!

  • No Group Lessons
  • No Library
  • No Activities
  • No Administration

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halloween Week - Oct. 23-28, 2017

It's Halloween All Week Long!

Students are welcome to come to class in costume.  We will celebrate Halloween in all classes.  

We will be CLOSED from October 30- November 5th.  
NO Group Lessons 
NO Activities 
NO Library
NO Administration


Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Week Ahead: October 16-20, 2017

Classes, Mis-Mas Magazine Launch,  GLOW, Tuesday Coffee Break, Nati per Leggere, Knit Wits, GLOW, Teens and More! 

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW your 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the AMERICAN FILM SERIES is Hidden Figures on October 26th.    
  
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!  

Monday
American Corner - LAUNCH of MIS MAS Literary Magazine - 6 pm
Mis Mas - A English Language Publication - Issue 0.  Collaboration of student and general public submissions.  Special Guest: Gloria Berbena - Minister Counselor for Public Affairs - US Embassy to Itay

Tuesday
American Corner - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK - 10 am
American Corner MOMS & BABIES -  10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)

Wednesday
American Corner - KNIT WITS - 6 pm - Knitting Group 

Thursday -
American Corner - NATI per LEGGERE BILINGUAL Reading 0-3 yrs - 10 am
American Corner MORNING MAKER SPACE - 10am - Knitting or Sewing or other Crafting in English! 
American Corner - WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB - 8 pm -Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichel

Friday -  
American Corner - GLOW WORKSHOP - 6 pm - Girls Leading Our World - Register ONLINE to PARTICIPATE - Free and Open to Middle and High School Girls
American Corner - TEEN MAKER SPACE - 5 pm  - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  Free and Open to All Teens.


SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP: 

 SOCIAL SECURITY in TRIESTE
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 

3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation ONLINE



AMERICAN FILM SERIES - 
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30,9 pm
HIDDEN FIGURES at Teatro dei Fabbri
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9 pm -  Become a Member of AIA FVG Today!  The Film Series is for MEMBERS ONLY.    

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MISMAS Launch Party

MISMAS
The Associazione Italo-Americana del Friuli-Venezia-Giulia / American Corner Trieste is proud to present issue 0 of its first literary magazine, MISMAS.

MISMAS Launch Party 
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6 pm.  

Meet the MISMAS Authors, Artists and Team.  
Special Guest: Gloria Berbena - US Embassy to Italy - Minister Counselor for Public Affairs

Pick up your copy!  
Open to the Public.

Mismas in the Triestin Dialect means: a mixture, confusion.  It comes from the German term Misch-masch.

Over 10 weeks, countless written contributions were made, in and out of the classroom, constructive criticism given and received and comfort zones challenged. 

This magazine is the collective proof of a community-wide project that was met with enthusiasm, willingness and patience by so many who hoped to make something truly unique. And that we did.

What is MIS-MAS?

MIS-MAS is a free literary magazine in English curated by and with the written contributions of adult and teenage English language students at the Associazione Italo Americana del FVG as well as submissions from the general public.
Content includes fiction and non-fiction, opinion pieces, essays, short stories, and poetry highlighting the lives and experiences of Trieste's residents. 
The project was inspired by the literary magazines published at the high school of Erin Russo, an Associazione Italo Americana FVG Teacher, who thought it would be a compelling project for adult classes to complete over the 10 week spring semester.
Students participated in a wide variety of in-class creative and prose writing lessons and were expected to write pieces for homework.
The response to the Mis Mas challenge by students was overwhelming and it should be acknowledged that the published pieces represent only half of the content that was generated.
The name for the magazine came from student, Giada Cadei, during a brainstorm session. It is a Triestine word that means mix-match or hodge-podge - what we thought was an appropriate name for a lit mag housing many writing styles.
The cover art was done by another adult student, Andrea Zorzetti, whose hobby is watercolor painting. It represents a group of students outside of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG's door after class chatting in the sunset glow of Piazza Sant'Antonio, a familiar scene for the adult evening class.
It is our hope that Mis Mas will continue to be a successful spring project for all ages and levels of English language students at our association.  We believe it is a powerful way to demonstrate to ourselves and community all that we have learned and shared with our students and peers.
The project was also made possible thanks to the American Corner Trieste and the US Embassy to Italy.  
Write on!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

American Film Series 2017/18

The 37th Annual American Film Series in Original Version begins on October 26th.  What a program!

We'll take you the the moon and back! The first film is Hidden Figures with shows at 13:30, 16, 18:30 and 21.  

AIA FVG Members Only - Membership Cards can be purchased directly at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday 4-7 p.m.  Definitive Cards are here.  If you want to download the membership form, here's the LINK.  What does it mean to be a Member? More info HERE.

€25 - Ridotto - Students +16 yrs, teachers, +65 years;

€35 - Intero - Regular Adult Membership.  

If you were a member last year, you're in the computer and we can register you quickly.

See you at the Associazione and then at the Movies at Teatro dei Fabbri!


The 2017/18 Program with Links

26 October 2017  - Hidden Figures 
Dir. Theodore Melfi.  Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. Biography. 127 minutes.

23 November 2017 - Life, Animated
Dir. Roger Ross Williams.  Documentary. 92 minutes.

14 December 2017 - Loving
Dir. Jeff Nichols. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton. Drama. 123 minutes.

18 January 2018 - Jackie
Dir. Pablo Larraín. Starring Natalie Portman. Biography. 100 minutes.

8 February 2018 - Manchester by the Sea
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams. Drama. 137 minutes.

1 March 2018 - Captain Fantastic
Dir. Matt Ross. Starring Viggo Mortensen. Comedy, drama. 118 minutes.

29 March 2018 - Fences
Dir. Denzel Washington. 
Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. Drama. 139 minutes.

19 April 2018 - Norman
Dir. Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Drama. 118 minutes.

10 May 2018 - The Big Sick
Dir. Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. Comedy. 120 minutes.



Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Week Ahead: October 9-15, 2017

Classes, Teacher Learning Network, Family Film: Casper, 
Moms & Babies, Thursday morning Morning Makers, Teen Maker Space 

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW your 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the American Films Series is Hidden Figures on October 26th.    
  
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!  

Tuesday
American Corner Moms & Babies 10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)
Thursday -
American Corner - Moms & Babies 10 am
American Corner Morning Maker Space - 10 am - Knitting or Sewing or other Crafting in English! 


Friday -  
American Corner - 
Teen Maker Space - 5 pm  - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  Free and Open to All Teens.




CASPER - 5 pm - Family Film Festival In V.O. 






Teacher Learning Network - 6 pm - Professional Development for Language Teachers

SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP: 


MONDAY, October 16, 2017,- 6 pm - LAUNCH of MIS MAS Literary Magazine
TUESDAY, October 17, 10 am - TUESDAY Coffee Break
WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017,  6 pm - KNIT WITS - Women's Knitting Club
THURSDAY, October 19, 2017, 10 am - NATI per Leggere - Bilingual
THURSDAY, October 19, 2017,  8 pm - WOMEN'S Book CLUB - Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
FRIDAY, October 20, 2017,  6 pm - GLOW Girls WORKSHOP - online registration required.


 SOCIAL SECURITY in TRIESTE
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Social Security Services in Trieste 
3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation ONLINE



THURSDAY, October 26, 2017 - 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9 pm - AMERICAN FILM SERIES - HIDDEN FIGURES at Teatro dei Fabbri

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Lesson Dates

Here is the Schedule for Lessons at Associazione Italo Americana FVG during the FALL 2017 Session.  
Enjoy the week of Vacation during the week of Halloween, All Saint's Day and San Giusto!