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Italian American author Lorraine Haddock presents an interesting program celebrating the culture and traditions brought from Italy to America by Italian women. Her educational talk is based on her book, Bella Figlia della Mamma, Mamma’s Beautiful Daughter, a bilingual picture book for children.  Very proud of her Italian heritage, she hopes to promote the language and culture of Italy by sharing this special story. Lorraine’s presentation includes a beautiful display of vintage handmade Italian linens, a traditional copper conca, and family photos. Book Signings.
Contact:  (856) 981-4836 | |

Will also travel to:  Anywhere in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic


Author Joseph L. Orazi speaks on Italian immigration and assimilation and the events leading up to and through WWII. He recently published L’America, a historical fiction novel that follows the lives of three Italian emigrants who make their way to America in 1915 and follows them until 1927. He is currently working on the novel’s sequel. In 2004, he released his documentary—“Prisoners Among Us” —about Italian immigration and assimilation and the largely unknown events leading up to WWII. It received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival and Best Documentary at Montreal Italian Film Festival. Lectures and book signing. 
Contact:  (609) 805-1107 | |

Will also travel to:  Anywhere in the United States


Cavaliere Dr. Gilda Battaglia Rorro speaks about her memoir—Gilda, Promise Me—which focuses on her Italian-American upbringing and has a special introduction written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. She highlights themes such as women’s issues, civil rights, and the significance of learning Italian. She has served as Honorary Vice Consul for Italy in Trenton. Book signing and presentation. 
Contact:  (609) 587-7000 |

Will also travel to:  Philadelphia and New York City


Author William Torsiello (aka Billy Terrell) speaks about his book The Other Side of Rock and War and the humanitarian deeds of U.S. service men and women. He served in the Vietnam War from 1966-1967 and is highly decorated, receiving the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and many others. He also has over 2,000 commercially released songs and recordings, and was a songwriter and music producer for the past 54 years. Book signing.
Contact:  (856) 764-9434 | |


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