Ralph at Italian Week Montreal!
Aug. 13th, 2009
Ralph Alfonso will be performing/reading at the 2009 Italian Week / Settimana Italiana /Semaine Italienne, Montreal, on Aug 14-15-16. Accompanied on guitar by Kevin Komoda (Rational Youth, Plunt, and other cool bands), Ralph will be involved in 4 events over 3 days; reading/performing material in Italian/English/French from two of his cds (Coffee Jazz and Poetry; Sophisticated Boom Boom) and the books "Coffee Jazz and Poetry" and "Writing Beyond History" (an out of print anthology of Italian/Canadian writings with three Italian poems by Ralph).
All events are FREE.
And Ralph's books and CDs will be on sale at the merchandise table all three days, all day long.
Here is the schedule:
Note that Ralph is performing twice on the Saturday; at 3pm and 7pm in two different locations (about 2-3 blocks apart on St Laurent).
Readings in the piazzetta:
Little Italy Park (St Laurent & St Zotique)
Saturday, Aug 15, 3pm
Authors reading in Italian dialect (Ralph is reading in morronese - don't worry, he'll explain it)
Corrado Mastropasqua, Isabella Colalillo-Katz, Emilio Francescucci, Connie Guzzo-McParland, Ralph Alfonso, Lidia Russo, Umberto Di Genova,
Readings Under The Tent (corner of St-Laurent and Mozart)
Below is a breakdown of the order for each reading:
• Friday Evening, August 14, 7 pm:
Ilona Martonfi, Albino Matano, Maria R. Spina, Ralph Alfonso
• Saturday Evening, August 15, 7 pm:
Ralph Alfonso, Emilio Francescucci, Isabella Colalillo-Katz, Michael Mirolla, Maria R. Spina
• Sunday Afternoon, August 16, 3 pm:
Maria Caltabiano, Ralph Alfonso, Ilona Martonfi, Antonio D’Alfonso, Carole David, Francis Catalano.
Here is the festival site but we're not mentioned at all (very Italian)
so don't let my relatives be the only ones there; come on down!
Links to maps: