Italy Writes News

Italy Writes 2017 Announces Winners

On 6 June, JCU’s Italy Writes, a nation-wide English language creative writing competition for high school students whose primary language of instruction is not English celebrated young talent.

“Decentering Native Privilege: Italy Reads, Writes, Pitches” at TESOL Italy’s National Convention

The themes of the convention were “The privilege of the Non-native speaker” and “English in multicultural education.”

JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship Welcomes High School Students for “Italy Pitches”

Italy Pitches is a national, Elevator Pitch-style competition in English, focused on advocating for non profits, open to Italian High School students.

2015 Student Video Contest Award Ceremony Hosted by Italy Reads

Each year, prizes are awarded to the classes that produce the best 3-minute videos inspired by a work of American literature selected as the focus of the annual program.

Italy Reads 2015 Welcomes Keynote Address Speaker, Professor Alessandro Portelli

Portelli is professor of American Literature at the University of Roma-'La Sapienza'.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 10, and will be conferred by President Barack Obama.

Congratulations Winners of Italy Writes 2015

John Cabot University and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to present the winners of the 4th Annual Italy Writes Creative Writing Competition. We thank all high school students and their teachers for their participation.

JCU Creative Writing Institute Hosts Ceremony for 2014 Italy Writes

On June 19, John Cabot University and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed the finalists of the Italy Writes Creative Writing Competition.

Italy Writes 2013 Winners Receive Awards from Jhumpa Lahiri

You are invited to visit the John Cabot University Vimeo channel where you can find the video recording of the June 20th Italy Writes Award Ceremony.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri Presents Winners of 2013 Italy Writes Contest

On June 20, a crowd of enthusiastic guests, students, faculty and Italy Writes 2013 Winners accompanied by their parents and teachers welcomed Writer in Residence Jhumpa Lahiri.

Joyce Carol Oates Interviewed by Two Major Italian Newspapers

Ms. Oates was recently interviewed by two major Italian newspapers, La Stampa and Il Messaggero.

John Cabot University Announces Italy Writes 2012 Italy Writes

On June 21st, JCU Summer 2012 Writer in Residence Joyce Carol Oates and Professor of English Carlos Dews welcomed a crowd of high school students and members of the JCU Community in the Aula Magna Regina for the first Italy Writes Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony.

Tickets Still Available for June 22 Reading with Joyce Carol Oates!

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary John Cabot University is pleased to welcome renowned American author Joyce Carol Oates as Novelist-in-Residence for the Summer Institute forCreative Writing and Literary Translation.

Italy Writes 2012 Finalists Announced!

John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to announce the Italy Writes 2012 finalists.