News and Reminders

  • Short story contest- the deadline to submit your Italy/Italian related short stories is 30th April 2007. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be published in this anthology. Remember stories can be fiction (of any genre), non-fiction or poetry and can be anywhere between 500 and 1500 words. All submissions should be sent to with short story contest written in the subject line.

  • Maria M. Rivera will be the guest speaker in the chatroom on Saturday 31st March at 6 p.m. CET (there is a time converter on the website for those who need it).

    María M. Rivera is a Spanish Medical Interpreter who writes on diverse topics. Besides being bilingual (Spanish <> English) she also studies Italian and Technical Communications. Originally from Puerto Rico, she now resides in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. She is an active member of St. Florian Parish in West Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she volunteers as a Confirmation catechist.
    Other published articles include: “The Many Marys of Latin America” (2000), an article published by The Catholic Herald; “Fatima by the Lake” (2002) and “Carmelite Ascent in Wisconsin” (2002); both which appeared in National Catholic Register. And, “The Gift of Aunthood”, published by Canticle Magazine (2001), among others.
    María M. Rivera graduated from Cardinal Stritch University, with a degree in Mathematics, which she considers ‘another language’. María is a member of Midwestern Association of Translators and Interpreters; Catholic Writers Guild; Amici d’Italia; St. Florian Adoration Choir; and St. Florian Book Club.

  • I have Celiac Disease and came across a blog this week written by a fellow writer in one of my yahoo groups that I just have to share with you all. is well written and packed full of useful information about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet. Although I've suffered all my life from it I was only diagnosed in November 2005. I'd never even heard of Celiac Disease until then. There are lots of people out there suffering due to this food intolerance without knowing they are Celiac.


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