Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Membership 2014/15

Hi!  Welcome! Become a Member of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste. We are not just a film club.  Since 1961 we have been offering a full immersion experience in English for all ages, without leaving Trieste.First things first...
How much does it cost to be come a member?
€25 for "Ridotto":  Students (over age 16), Teachers, and 65 years and older
€35 for "Intero" :  Regular Adult Membership
How do I become a member?
You can come by our office and fill in our membership form. We strongly encourage you to renew your membership in our office BEFORE the First Movie. On movie night at the cinema, it is always very crowded and a bit chaotic. You can become a member any time of year.   We are located in Piazza S. Antonio, 6 - Trieste - tel: 040 63 03 01, aia.fvg@gmail.com.  Office Hours: Monday to Friday 4-7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9-noon.

How can I pay?
We accept Cash, Checks, IBAN (if you pay by IBAN please specify in the request your first and last name and that is for Iscrizione Socio 2014/15).  Bring a print of your IBAN Payment when you fill in your form to receive your membership card and your receipt. 
Our IBAN is:  IT49A0200802290000005261887 - Associazione Italo Americana FVG.

How long is my membership valid?
Membership lasts for 1 school year from September 2014 until September 2015. You must renew each year. 

What do I get with my Membership?
- American Film Series (in English) at the Cinema dei Fabbri - 9 films (Oct - May)
- Made For Each Other Comparative TV / Film Series with Commentary by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo at the in our Multi-Media Room at the Associazione Italo Americana - 
- Use of our fantastic American Corner Library - with over 5,000 books, 1,500 DVD's, magazines available in lending.  We are also a great place to study if you are downtown.
- Children's Corner Library and I Love Reading Competitions
- Wi Fi Zone
- Tuesday Coffee Break - 2nd Thursday of each month 10- noon - Open to the Public
- Thursday American Experience - An American documentary or speaker each Friday (Sept.-May.) - Open to the Public
- Short Story Club
- Book Club
- Women's Space Activities
- Special Thematic Film Series
- Teen Club
- Family Date Night
-TGIF - Thank God it's Friday Aperitivo
- Much More! 
 
- Registration to take one of our English Courses - for all levels, ages and interests
- Registration for American Cooking School
- Monthly e-mail newsletter with an update on all of the activities for the month
- Invitations to our special cultural events - TGIF, Guest Speakers, Conferences, Halloween, Election Night, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, and anything else that comes up!

Can I go to the American Film Series if I am not a member?
Sorry, you have to be a member.  We cannot sell single tickets.

Can my partner go to the movies too?
Of course, but they have to become a member.

When is the first film?
Thursday, October 30th with showtimes at 2,4,6:30, 9 p.m.  The Way Way Back.
 
 
In case you were wondering, we are a volunteer run non-profit association.  We have over 60 volunteers!  Become a volunteer.
 
See you in the Association!  and at the movies, and at a conference, and in class, and at coffee break, and....

More questions?  Give us a call or pass by. aia.fvg@gmail.com, 040 63 03 01

October 2014 Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER
 
OCTOBER
Hard to beat September, but we probably will!  Welcome to all of our new students and new members! In addition to our regular activities we are adding:  Family Date Night and Totally Teen Club and our traditional Halloween Party for children.  Our main event for the month will be “Our American Days – I Nostri Giorni Americani” to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the departure of the TRUST – Trieste US Troops.  Lots going on!  Read carefully and check our links.  We don’t want you to miss a thing!
 
It’s that time of year again!  You can purchase your Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students age 16 and over, Teachers and over age 65.  To attend courses, the student (or their parent must be a member).  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program in the Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri beginning on October 30th.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually.  
 
AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A – Shows at 14, 16, 18:30 and 21 Members Only – No single tickets can be sold.  Please get your membership in the Association, prior to the first film. 
Oct. 30th - The Way Way Back
Dir. Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Starring Toni Collette, Steve Carell. Comedy /Drama, 103 min.
 
LE VIE DELLE FOTO – October 2-31 – at AIA FVG  during office hours –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Trieste USA 1945-54.  We are an exhibition space in this city-wide photographic exhibit with photos from the TRUST days, from the Fototeca Civici Musei Storia ed Arte di Trieste, the Henriquez Collection and Ugo Borsatti and collectors.  Come in and take a look at Trieste from 1945-54. 
 
OUR AMERICAN DAYS – I nostri giorni americani - Sala Tripovich - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Saturday Oct. 25th
Oct. 25 – 3 -6 pm – TRUST Exhibit in the Foyer of the Sala Tripcovich
6-8 pm –Our American Days – I Nostri Giorni Americani – Documentary Film produced by Pilgrim Film followed by Sounds of the ‘40’s Swing Concert with the Shipyard Big Band.
 
LAUREN BACALL and ROBIN WILLIAMS FILM TRIBUTE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Monday Nights at 8 pm   The Bacall Williams Tribute continues.  English Version films with Commentary.


Oct 6th- Good Morning Vietnam, 1987, dir. Barry Levinson, 121 min.
Oct. 13th - Old Poet's Society, 1989, dir. Peter Weir, 128 min.
Oct. 20th - The Bird Cage, 1996, Mike Nichols, 117 min.

Special Film for Our American Days

Oct. 27th  at 8 pm -  The Bridges over Madison County, 1995, 135 min.  Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.  The story of an Italian housewife, living in Iowa and married to an America soldier she met in WWII,  and her weekend love story with a photo reporter. 

 

TUESDAY MORNING REMIX in the American Corner

Oct. 7th , 10-11:30am RELAXATION AND ANTI-STRESS in ENGLISH

Oct.  20th, 10-11am - SHORT STORY CLUB – New Entries and Old Classics – Short Story Club.  This month we’ll be discussing excerpts from George Garrett’s The Old Army Game.  You can come to the office to pick up your copies. 

Oct.  27th, 10- 12. – TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK – Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation. New day, same great conversation!

 

THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  The Theme of the Month is Our American Days 1947-1954

 

Oct. 2 – Inauguration of Photographic Exhibit –Trieste USA 1945-1954-   Le Vie delle Foto.  Photos courtesy of the Fototeca Comunale, Ugo Borsatti, Henriquez Collection,  Private Collections

Oct 9 – Meet Feliciana Johnson who will speak about her Radio Days on Hillbilly Hits and Night Watch on the Allied Radio Station and as a singer with the Big Bands in the 40's and 50's.

Oct. 16 – Documentary - Blue Jeans and Short SkirtsRenzo Carbonera

Oct. 23 – Documentary - Triestine Girls-Le Ragazze di TriestePilgrim Film: Chiara Barbo, Andrea Magnani

Oct. 30 – Documentary - I Nostri Giorni Americani / Our American Days – 2nd showing

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS

FRIDAY FAMILY DATE NIGHT – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oct. 10th – 5 pm - Family Date Night – Showing of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, Animated Film 1973, 93 min.  Bring the kids, see a family friendly movie in English.  Come even if you don’t have kids!

TOTALLY TEEN CLUB – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oct. 3rd 5-7 pm – Totally Teen Club – Teen Organizing Meeting to see what teens want to do!  Come down – for ages 13-20.  Open to the Public.  Bring your thinking caps!  It will be what you teens want it to be! Lego Mindstorms, Movies, Games, Video Film Making, Karaoke?  You decide!

Oct. 17th – Totally Teen Club – Second Meeting

October 24th – Totally Teen Club - Volunteering at our Halloween Party for kids.

 

TGIF Thank God It’s Friday – Members Only

Oct. 10th – 7 pm – Bollecine – Piazza Sant’Antonio.   See you there directly to kick off the year in style!

 

 HALLOWEEN PARTY – MEMBERS ONLY

Oct. 24th – 5-7 pm - Reserve for your kids (age 0-12).  €5 contribution per family requested.  Games, Trick-or-Treating, Jack O’Lanterns! Send reservations to aia.fvg@gmail.com with names of children and ages. 

 

WELCOME HOME STRANGER – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oct. 13th – 6 – 7 pm – New in Trieste?  Come and meet some new and old-timers and exchange experiences.

 

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – October 16th at 8 pm

The Evening Book Club is on the road.  Monthly meetings are held in different venues each month.  The thriller  for October is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  Want to participate?  Send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com. The November book title will be revealed at the October.

 

WOMEN’S SPACE –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Oct. 20th – 6-7 pm, Conference:  The US Mexico Border Wall:  Life Stories on the Fringe, Speaker:  Lea-Sophie Lazic-Reuschel – The debate on US Immigration Reform and the Stories of Mexican Migrants.

 


The stats are in:  10 hours and 30 minutes, 355 pages, 117 volunteer readers from age 14 to 88 anni, 3 languages (English, Italian, Spanish).  Thanks to all participants for making this a great event! 

In case you missed it you can see the photos of all readers on the American Corner Trieste Facebook Page and watch the recorded readings of John Phillips, US Ambassador to Italy, Jeff Galvin,  Elizabeth McKay, Nicholas Giacobbe.  Mayor Roberto Cosolini was also a reader as were 2 classes from Liceo Nordio.  What a way to celebrate the European Day of Languages!  Congratulations to Noemi Roma, 3C of the Liceo Artistico Umberto Nordio, for winning the Kindle Paperwhite!

 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  It’s a great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  While you’re at it, send us an e-mail to get a password for eLibraryUSA , a fantastic on-line library and resource center for American Corner patrons around the world.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts and for a variety of roles.  Contact us!  As you can see, we’ll keep you busy!

 

See you in the Association!       

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Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01 aia.fvg@gmail.com

Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12

Monday, September 29, 2014

What's Up - Sept. 29th - Oct. 3rd

What's Up September 29th - October 3rd

Monday, 8 pm - Film:  Moscow on the Hudson
Robin Williams Film Tribute - Open to the Public

Tuesday, 10-12 am - Tuesday Coffee Break -
The first TUESDAY of the month.  Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation... in English naturally! Open to the Public

Thursday, 10 am - Inauguration of the Trieste USA 1945-54 Photographic Exhibit in Le Vie delle Foto Initiative - Open to the Public

Friday, 5-7 pm - First Meeting of the Totally Teen Club - a Meeting for teens to decide what they want this new group to do this year.  All teens are welcome.   Open to the Public

Saturday, September 27, 2014

American Film Series 2014/15 - Get your membership!










THIRTY-FOURTH ENGLISH-


LANGUAGE
AMERICAN FILM SERIES 2014-15

Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A, Trieste
Showtimes: 14:00, 16.00, 18:30, 21:00

30 October 2014       
The Way Way Back.
Dir. Nat Faxon, Jim Rash. Starring Toni Collette, Steve Carell.  (COMEDY/DRAMA 103 min.) 

 
27 November 2014
People Like Us

Dir. Alex Kurtzman. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer. (DRAMA 114)
18 December 2014     
Wreck-it Ralph
Dir. Rich Moore. Starring Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, John C. Reilly.  (ANIMATION 101 min.)



15 January 2015         
Fruitvale Station
Dir. Ryan Coogler. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz. (DRAMA 85 min.)
12 February 2015       
Mud.
Dir. Jeff Nichols. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Whitherspoon. (DRAMA 130 min.)


 
5 March 2015
Enough Said.
Dir. Nicole Holofcener. Starring James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (COMEDY 93 min.)

26 March 2015           
Decoding Annie Parker
Dir. Stephen Bernstein. Starring Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul. (DRAMA 91 min.)

23 April 2015             
Love is Strange
Dir. Ira Sachs. Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei. (COMEDY/DRAMA 94 min.)

14 May 2015              
St. Vincent
Dir. Theodore Melfi. Starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy.  (COMEDY 103 min.)

 
2014/15 Membership fees: Intero:  35 euros – adults; Ridotto:  25 euros – students (age 16 and over), teachers and seniors (over 65). No single admission cinema tickets may be sold.
 
Membership cards can be purchased at the Association Italo Americana FVG, Piazza S. Antonio n. 6, Monday-Friday 16:00-19:00, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-12:00.

Members attend the 9 films in the American Film Series, check out books, DVD’s, magazines, participate in Members Only activities of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  Your membership is valid until October 2015. 

For additional information about our activities (including English/Italian-language classes), please visit our blog:  http://www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com ,  write to aia.fvg@gmail.com or call 040 630301.

Read-a-Thon - What a success!

Read-a-thon is over!  We finished A Farewell to Arms in 10.5 hours - from 9 am until 7:30 pm! 

In case you missed it you can see the photos of all readers on the American Corner Trieste Facebook Page and watch the recorded readings of John Phillips, US Ambassador to Italy, Jeff Galvin,  Elizabeth McKay, Nicholas Giacobbe. 
 
Here are our statistics:
- 10 hours and 30 minutes,
- 355 pages
- 117 volunteer readers from age 14 to 88 anni,
- 3 languages (English, Italian, Spanish). 




Locally our VIP Readers included Mayor Roberto Cosolini and Professor Leonardo Buonomo.



Thanks to all of our Readers (of all ages/languages ) for making our event for the European Day of Languages such a success! 


Congratulations to Noemi Roma, 3C Liceo Artistico Nordio, on winning the Kindle  Paperwhite! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Moscow on the Hudson - Sept. 29th 8 pm

Moscow on the Hudson (Mosca a New York) 1984, 115 min.  with Robin Williams for our Lauren Bacall & Robin Williams Film Tribute. 
At American Corner Trieste, Piazza Sant'Antonio 6 - Trieste -
Monday night, Sept. 29th, 8 pm
Free Entry - Ingresso Libero

Directed by Paul Mazursky

Summary:  When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.

English Commentary before each film. 

Next films in the series:

6/10/2014 - Good Morning, Vietnam, 1987, dir.  Barry Levinson, 121 min.
13/10 - Dead Poets Society, 1989, dir. Peter Weir, 128 min.
20/10 - The Birdcage, 1996, dir. Mike Nichols, 117 min.

READ-A-THON - A Farewell to Arms - 26/9/2014 9 am untll.... we finish

Friday, Sept. 26th, 9 am until ...we finish! 
 A FAREWELL TO ARMS  Read-A-Thon
(Addio alle Armi - Maratona della Lettura)  on the European Day of Languages 

We will read the ENTIRE book with volunteer readers. We need Readers - Everyone is invited! You can read in English, Italian or any other language (you bring the book in other languages). You can read more than once! The only rule is that you read where the previous reader left off. Students, Teachers, AIA FVG Members, Hemingway Lovers, everybody is welcome!
John Phillips, US Ambassador to Italy,  and Roberto Cosolini, Mayor of Trieste, will
be our guest readers as well!

Come and Read! You do not need to reserve.
Win a Kindle Paperwhite! We will have a lottery with all the names of the Readers. Other gadgets for Readers: bookmarks, key chains,
stickers,
For more info send us a mail: aia.fvg@gmail.com 



26/9 ore 9 - fino a quando si finisce! A FAREWELL TO ARMS (Addio alle Armi) Read-A-Thon Maratona della Lettura  nella Giornata Europea delle Lingue.  Si legge il libro intero con lettori volontari. Cerchiamo lettori! Tutti sono invitatati a partecipare: amanti di Hemingway, professori, studenti, classi, soci.

Leggeremo TUTTO il libro dall'inizio alla fine ad alta voce. Abbiamo i testi disponibili in Inglese e Italiano però si può leggere anche in altre lingue... basta che porti il testo e leggi in ordine cronologico. Lettura via streaming anche dallo staff dell'Ambasciata USA in Italia.

Vieni e leggi o ascolta! Non occorre prenotare. Ci sarà anche un sorteggio tra i lettori volontari con in premio un Kindle Paperwhite. Anche segnalibri Hemingway ed altri gadget per i lettori. Per ulteriori informazioni, mandaci un mail: aia.fvg@gmail.com

Trama: A Farewell to Arms - Addio alle Armi (1929)

Frederick Henry, americano volontario, autista di ambulanze in Italia con la Croce Rossa durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale, viene ferito e poi si innamora della sua infermiera britannica, Catherine Barkley. In mezzo alla guerra, la coppia prova di restare unita e sopravvivere l'orrore che sta intorno.

Perchè A Farewell to Arms?

- Hemingway è un autore classico americano
- A Farewell to Arms è stato giudicato da molti esperti come suo miglior romanzo e uno dei romanzi più significativi, oltre che di successo, dell'intero Novecento.
- La storia si svolge in Friuli Venezia Giulia prima durante e dopo Caporetto.
- Sono 100 anni dall'inizio della Prima Guerra Mondiale
Hemingway, volontario, lavorava con la Croce Rossa in supporto alle truppe italiane durante la guerra, ed è stato anche ferito durante il conflitto.
- A Farewell to Arms è stato un libro bandito in molte biblioteche, e questo è anche il mese dei libri banditi. Questo romanzo, pubblicato nel inizialmente nel 1929, non poteva essere pubblicato in Italia fino al 1948 perché ritenuto lesivo dell'onore delle Forze Armate dal regime fascista, sia per la descrizione della disfatta di Caporetto, sia per un certo antimilitarismo sottinteso nell'opera.
- E' la Giornata Europea delle Lingue. Come meglio festeggiare che con un romanzo classico in inglese, scritto da un autore americano che amava l'Europa!

La Giornata Europea delle Lingue
Su iniziativa del Consiglio d’Europa, Strasburgo, la Giornata Europea delle Lingue è stata celebrata il 26 settembre di ogni anno a partire dal 2001. In tutta Europa, 800 milioni di europei, rappresentati dal Consiglio d’Europa con 47 stati membri, sono incoraggiati a imparare più lingue, ad ogni età, dentro e fuori dalla scuola. Nella convinzione che la diversità linguistica è uno strumento per ottenere una migliore comprensione interculturale e un elemento chiave nel ricco patrimonio culturale del nostro continente, il Consiglio d’Europa promuove il pluralismo in tutta Europa.

Per ulteriori informazioni: aia.fvg@gmail.com, www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com

#triestesocial #retecivicatrieste #giornataeuropeadellelingue #europeandayoflanguages

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Farewell to Arms Film

NEW!! 
We've had so much interest in A Farewell to Arms, that we're adding a Film!  

Thursday, Sept. 25th 10-12 - A Farewell to Arms, 1957 with Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica. In English with Italian subtitles. Filmed in FVG! Free Entry

If you wanted to know the story before the Read-A-Thon on Friday (from 9 am until we finish... here you go!

See you at the movie and at the Read-A-Thon!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lauren Bacall & Robin Williams Film Tribute

LAUREN BACALL and ROBIN WILLIAMS FILM TRIBUTE at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.  Every Monday at 8 pm from Sept. 20th until Oct. 22ndFree Entry.  Films in English with Italian subtitles (if available).  Introduction and Commentary prior to each film by Leonardo Buonomo or Giulia Iannuzzi.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's up September 22 - 26, 2014

Busy week!
  • Monday, 22/9 - CLASSES BEGIN!  You can still contact us to start, based on availability. Need more course info now? Look at our blog for details or send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com or Tel  349 3730682
  • Monday, at 8 pm -LAUREN BACALL TRIBUTE FILM - To Have and Have Not.  Open to the Public.
  • Tuesday at 10 am - SHORT STORY DISCUSSION -Hemingway's  “Cat in the Rain” and “A Clean Well Lighted Place”.  Click to on the titles to download the stories.  Open to the Public.
  • NEW ENTRY - Thursday,  from 10am -12 noon - A Farewell to Arms Film, 1957, with Rock Hudson and Vittorio De Sica.  Filmed in FVG! Open to the Public.
  • Friday from 9 am until we finishREAD-A-THON of "A FAREWELL TO ARMS", Hemingway's classic World War I novel set in Friuli Venezia Giulia.  We are reading the ENTIRE Book and looking for Readers.  We need YOU!  Come in for a read, for the entire day, a couple of hours.  Each reader will participate in our drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite!  Send us an e-mail for more info aia.fvg@gmail.com   Open to the Public.  Walk in whenever you wish!  We'll be there from 9 am until we finish reading 285 pages!

Bring in your classes, your friends, fellow students, your colleagues.  It is European Day of Languages.  You can read in English or Italian or in whatever language you have the book in!  We have English and Italian, you have to bring the book in other languages.  We are reading in chronological order.

Why "A Farewell to Arms"? 
  • Hemingway is a classic American author,
  • It is the 100th anniversary of WWI,
  • Hemingway worked for the Italian Red Cross during WWI in Gorizia, Cormons, Caporetto,
  • The book is based in part in FVG,
  • It is European Day of Languages,
  • A Farewell to Arms was a banned book in many libraries and it is Banned Book Month!  We're reading the entire book.  Special readers include US Ambassador Phillips and Mayor Cosolini as well as English Students from Liceo Nordio. We need YOU to read!  We have the text in English and Italian.  You can read in any language if you bring the book.  All readers are eligible to win a Kindle Paperwhite.

Hemingway Events - Short Stories and Read-A-Thon


Mark your calendars for the Hemingway Short Story Discussion and the A Farewell to Arms Read-a-Thon!  
 
- Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, 10-11 am - Short Story Discussion: Hemingway's: “ Cat in the Rain” and “A Clean Well Lighted Place”.

NEW ENTRY - Thursday, Sept. 25th, 10-12 am - A Farewell to Arms Film, 1957, with Rock Hudson and Vittorio De Sica.  Filmed in FVG! Open to the Public.

- Friday, Sept. 26th, 9 am until we finish!  A FAREWELL TO ARMS (Addio alle Armi) Read-A-Thon on the European Day of Languages 
For the Read-a-Thon of A FAREWELL TO ARMS, we will read the ENTIRE book with volunteer readers. We need Readers - Everyone is invited! You can read in English, Italian or any other language (you bring the book in other languages). You can read more than once! The only rule is that you read where the previous reader left off. Students, Teachers, AIA FVG Members, Hemingway Lovers, everybody is welcome!
The US Ambassador to Italy and Mayor Roberto Cosolini will
be our guest Readers as well!

Come and Read! You do not need to reserve.
Win a Kindle Paperwhite! We will have a lottery with all the names of the Readers. Other gadgets for Readers: bookmarks, key chains,
stickers,
For more info send us a mail: aia.fvg@gmail.com 


 23/9 ore 10-11 - Short Story Club - Discussione di 2 racconti brevi di Hemingway: “Cat in the Rain” and “A Clean Well Lighted Place”.

26/9 ore 9 - fino a quando si finisce! A FAREWELL TO ARMS (Addio alle Armi) Read-A-Thon nella Giornata Europea delle Lingue Si legge il libro intero con lettori volontari. Cerchiamo lettori! Tutti sono invitatati a partecipare: amanti di Hemingway, professori, studenti, classi, soci.

Leggeremo TUTTO il libro dall'inizio alla fine ad alta voce. Abbiamo i testi disponibili in Inglese e Italiano però si può leggere anche in altre lingue... basta che porti il testo e leggi in ordine cronologico. Lettura via streaming anche dallo staff dell'Ambasciata USA in Italia.

Vieni e leggi o ascolta! Non occorre prenotare. Ci sarà anche un sorteggio tra i lettori volontari con in premio un Kindle Paperwhite. Anche segnalibri Hemingway ed altri gadget per i lettori. Per ulteriori informazioni, mandaci un mail: aia.fvg@gmail.com

Trama: A Farewell to Arms - Addio alle Armi (1929)

Frederick Henry, americano volontario, autista di ambulanze in Italia con la Croce Rossa durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale, viene ferito e poi si innamora della sua infermiera britannica, Catherine Barkley. In mezzo alla guerra, la coppia prova di restare unita e sopravvivere l'orrore che sta intorno.

Perchè A Farewell to Arms?

- Hemingway è un autore classico americano
- A Farewell to Arms è stato giudicato da molti esperti come suo miglior romanzo e uno dei romanzi più significativi, oltre che di successo, dell'intero Novecento.
- La storia si svolge in Friuli Venezia Giulia prima durante e dopo Caporetto.
- Sono 100 anni dall'inizio della Prima Guerra Mondiale
Hemingway, volontario, lavorava con la Croce Rossa in supporto alle truppe italiane durante la guerra, ed è stato anche ferito durante il conflitto.
- A Farewell to Arms è stato un libro bandito in molte biblioteche, e questo è anche il mese dei libri banditi. Questo romanzo, pubblicato nel inizialmente nel 1929, non poteva essere pubblicato in Italia fino al 1948 perché ritenuto lesivo dell'onore delle Forze Armate dal regime fascista, sia per la descrizione della disfatta di Caporetto, sia per un certo antimilitarismo sottinteso nell'opera.
- E' la Giornata Europea delle Lingue. Come meglio festeggiare che con un romanzo classico in inglese, scritto da un autore americano che amava l'Europa!

La Giornata Europea delle Lingue
Su iniziativa del Consiglio d’Europa, Strasburgo, la Giornata Europea delle Lingue è stata celebrata il 26 settembre di ogni anno a partire dal 2001. In tutta Europa, 800 milioni di europei, rappresentati dal Consiglio d’Europa con 47 stati membri, sono incoraggiati a imparare più lingue, ad ogni età, dentro e fuori dalla scuola. Nella convinzione che la diversità linguistica è uno strumento per ottenere una migliore comprensione interculturale e un elemento chiave nel ricco patrimonio culturale del nostro continente, il Consiglio d’Europa promuove il pluralismo in tutta Europa.

Per ulteriori informazioni: aia.fvg@gmail.com, www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com

#triestesocial #retecivicatrieste #giornataeuropeadellelingue #europeandayoflanguages

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What's Up? Sept. 15-20th, 2014

What's Up at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste this week?

- All week longRegistration for Fall 2014 courses that start on Saturday Sept. 20th (for Saturday classes or the week of Sept. 22nd for the other courses.

- Check out a Banned Book for Banned Book Month - Other books are fine too!  Pick up a Banned Book - Book Mark!

- Thursday, Sept. 18th 10 am-   Friday American Experience Documentary:  Hemingway - Rivers to the Sea - PBS  90 minutes.  Free Entry.  A look at Hemingway's life and Work.  Open to the publi

- Thursday, Sept. 18th, 8 pm - Wine Cheese and Books, Discussion of The Killing Anniversary by Ian St. James.  Contact aia.fvg@gmail.com for details. 

- Saturday Sept. 20th:  Saturday Courses begin for Materna, Elementary and Parent English. 

Get ready for our Short Story Day on September 23rd at 10 am, dedicated to Hemingway's short Stories:   “Cat in the Rain” and “A Clean Well Lighted Place”.  Click to on the titles to download the stories.  Open to the Public.

SAVE the DATE:  Sept. 26th from 9 am until we finishREAD-A-THON of "A FAREWELL TO ARMS", Hemingway's classic World War I novel set in Friuli Venezia Giulia.  We are reading the ENTIRE Book and looking for Readers.  Come in for a read, for the entire day, a couple of hours.  Each reader will participate in our drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite!  Send us an e-mail for more info aia.fvg@gmail.com   Open to the public

Bring in your classes, your friends, fellow students, your colleagues.  It is European Day of Languages.  You can read in English or Italian or in whatever language you have the book in!  We have English and Italian, you have to bring the book in other languages.  We are reading in chronological order.

Why "A Farewell to Arms"? 
  • Hemingway is a classic American author,
  • It is the 100th anniversary of WWI,
  • The book was based in FVG,
  • It is European Language Day,
  • A Farewell to Arms was a banned book in many libraries and it is Banned Book Month! 

English Classes for Kids: Materna, Elementary, Middle, High School - Fall 2014

The schedules are in for Fall 2014 Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!

NEWS:
This year we will have:  12 weeks in Fall, 12 weeks in Winter and 10 weeks in Spring.  Hourly prices remain unchanged, but instead of 10 weeks each quarter, we now have 12 in Fall and Winter.

In order to take a class with us, 1 parent must be come a member.  Students age 16 and over can become members on their own.  See membership on the below link.
Need more info now? Tel  349 3730682 aia.fvg@gmail.com

NEW!  Saturday courses for Materna, Elementary and Parents!

As always, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount on the class.  Please write the Name of the Student, Class name, class day, class time on your causale.
Our IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887

MATERNA - Euro 120 (IBAN Euro 114), 12 weeks, 1 hour per week
Tuesday - 3:30-4:30 - Start 23/9, End: 9/12
Wednesday - 5:00 - 6 - Start 24/9, End: 10/12
Thursday - 5:00 - 6:00, Start, 25/9, End: 11/12
*Saturday - 10:00 - 11, Start 20/9, End: 13/12
                 - 11:00 - 12:00, Start 20/9, End: 13/12

ELEMENTARY - Euro 180 (IBAN Euro 171), 12 weeks, 1.5 hours per week
Tuesday - 4:30-6:00 - Start:  23/9, End: 9/12
                  6:00 - 7:30 - Start 23/9, End: 9/12
Wednesday - 4:30- 6:00, Start 24/9, End: 10/12
                       6:00 - 7:30, Start 24/9, End: 10/12
Thursday - 4:30- 6:00, Start 25/9, End: 11/12
*Saturday - 11:00 - 12:30, Start 20/9, End: 13/12

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Euro 240 (IBAN Euro 228), 12 weeks, 2 hours per week
Tuesday - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Start:  23/9, End: 9/12
Thursday - 3:00-5:00, Start:  25/9, End: 11/12

HIGH SCHOOL - Euro 240 (IBAN Euro 228), 12 weeks, 2 hours per week
Wednesday - 3:00 - 5:00, Start:  24/9, End: 10/12
Thursday - 6:00 - 8:00, Start 25/9, End:  11/12

* PARENT ENGLISH on SATURDAYS - Euro 120 (IBAN Euro 114), 12 weeks, 1 hour per week
Saturday - 10:00 - 11:00, Start:  20/9, End:  13/12