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Author and Historian Major Peter L. Belmonte (U.S. Air Force, ret.) speaks about Italian Americans in the U.S. military from the Civil War through World War II, specializing in World War I and the Old West. He has authored 11 books on such topics and was recently featured as an on-camera consultant for a Netflix series about soldiers who received the Medal of Honor (speaking on Vito Bertoldo, a soldier from Illinois who fought World War II and received the Medal of Honor). Book signing and presentation. 
Contact:  (618) 803-1889 | |

Will also travel to:  Areas surrounding St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Cincinnati


Roman Catholic Deacon and Psychologist Rev. Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., offers tips on avoiding procrastination. Author signs his new book, Still Procrastinating? The No Regrets Guide to Getting it Done. Deacon Joe also provides presentations on CLUTTER and the Psychological Meaning of HOME.  He also can speak on growing up Italian-American, first generation college student, and he can speak about his journey as a Catholic Deacon.
Contact:  (773) 325-4244 (Work) | 630.434.0580 (Home) |

Will also travel to:  Anywhere in the U.S. and Italy


Author and frequent traveler Kathryn Occhipinti, M.D. leads language lessons based on her book Conversational Italian for Travelers. She will introduce the fundamentals of the Italian language and provide handy travel tips. All will leave reading and speaking basic Italian! She also speaks on Sicilian wine and ancient grape varieties in the provinces of Agrigento and Messina.
Contact:  (800) 257-9877 | |

Will also travel to:  Indiana; Iowa; Wisconsin


Author Tony Romano speaks about his life as a first-generation Italian American growing up in a family who did not read but produced a son who became a writer. He is the published author of the novel Where My Body Ends and the World Begins (Allium) and the story collection If You Eat, You Never Die: Chicago Tales (HarperCollins). He has received the Norman Mailer Award and has been named “Illinois Author of the Year” by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. Book signing.
Contact:  (630) 201-2497 |

Will also travel to:  Neighboring States; New York; Washington, D.C.


Sociology professors John & Maria Tenuto on media stereotyping of Italians and Italian Americans. Will travel.
Contact:  (847) 543-2537 | |


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