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2021 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2021 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

  Montreal, May 16, 2021 – We are pleased to report the names of the winners of the 2021 Accenti Writing, Photo and Poetry contests. The winners were announced live on Zoom during the Librissimi Toronto Italian Book Festival on Saturday, May 15, 2021. The winner of the Accenti Writing Contest and recipient of the $1000 Grand Prize is Maria…

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Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian-Canadian

Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian-Canadian

What does it mean to be queer and Italian-Canadian? And what experiences do queer Italian-Canadians have when their sexual orientation and gender identity come in contact with their cultural heritage and traditions? Licia Canton, the director of the documentary Creatives Spaces: Queer and Italian-Canadian, is hopeful that this project will help to encourage new conversations on these topics and to celebrate…

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2020 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

2020 Accenti Contests – Winners Announced

Montreal, May 26, 2020 – Publisher Domenic Cusmano and Editor-in-chief Licia Canton are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Accenti Writing and Photo contests, as well as the winners of the Popular Vote for both contests. The winner of the Accenti Photo Contest and recipient of the $1000 Grand Prize is Giuseppe Cardoni (Perugia, Italy) for his photo “Piazza…

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Italian-Canadian Writers Gather for Conference in Winnipeg

Italian-Canadian Writers Gather for Conference in Winnipeg

If you could choose a first conference to attend as a speaker, the Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers (AICW) should be the one. An interdisciplinary conference, it includes academic and creative writing, film, photography, art, and translation, and you never feel like you don’t belong –even if you’re not Italian-Canadian, like me. Started in 1986, the conference is an…

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Premio Italia nel Mondo 2018

Premio Italia nel Mondo 2018

  Life and passionate pursuits deserve celebrating. The Premio all’eccellenza del lavoro e alla cultura Italiana nel Mondo, bestowed upon four honourees at a gala dinner and fundraiser on October 25, 2018, certainly was that – celebration in grand style. This was the 18th edition of the Premio, and third to take place in Toronto, since its inception in New York, in 1994,…

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Accenti Supporters Gather at Gala

Accenti Supporters Gather at Gala

Accenti Magazine and its newly-formed Foundation welcomed the vernal equinox with a dazzling dinner and dance gala. On the eve of the first day of spring, over 150 friends of Accenti Magazine in stylish attire gathered at Buffet Roma in Montreal to celebrate the Magazine, introduce the members of the Foundation and show support for future initiatives. The evening was enlivened by Disco…

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ACCENTI MAGAZINE AWARDS: Celebrating Creativity with Style

ACCENTI MAGAZINE AWARDS: Celebrating Creativity with Style

Since 2003 Accenti has been a vehicle for expressing creativity through words and images. With its annual writing and photo contests, Accenti celebrates the imagination of emerging and established writers and photographers from Canada and elsewhere, and provides an opportunity for visibility and publication, not to mention cash prizes! Even stories that don’t win, may eventually be published. The fifth annual Accenti Magazine Awards were held…

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