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Don’t Forget Them: A Journey of Immigration from Italy to America.

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Don’t Forget Them:  A Journey of Immigration from Italy to America.

Time: July 18, 2013 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Bella Fortuna North
Street: 104 W Main Street
City/Town: Lake Leelanau
Website or Map: http://bellafortunarestaurant…
Phone: 231-994-2400
Event Type: lunch, &, learn
Organized By: Ruth Steele Walker
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2013

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Event Description

Carol’s historical novel, The Stonecutter’s Aria, was written in honor of her immigrant grandparents. In this stunning visual program she will share her personal journey back to her homeland as well as take you to the Italy of a hundred years ago, recreate her ancestor’s ocean voyage experience, their entrance through the gates of Ellis Island and the terror of their early years in America at the hands of the KKK. 

Carol’s love affair with Italy began when she traveled with her grandmother to their ancestral homeland in Tuscany.   There she learned from her grandmother through stories, cooking and listening to Pavarotti. Years later she traveled to Italy again, taking her grandmother’s journals with her and writing down her stories.  Carol wrote the award-winning book, The Stonecutter’s Aria and the Etruscans

Each Lunch and Learn session is $40 and includes a Florentine style lunch and a glass of wine.   Because we don't want to disappoint anyone reservations are required for all Lunch & Learns.   Call the restaurant at 231-994-2400 for a confirmed reservation.   Online and email reservations are not confirmed until you receive a confirmation call from the restaurant.

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