English Language and Literature Department Hosts Student Reading

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John Cabot University’s English Language and Literature Department organized a Student Reading on November 19, 2018. Ten students from various majors stood up and read creative writing pieces they produced. The works included fiction, non-fiction, and poems, read in both English and Italian.

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

Graduating senior Shehrbano Naqvi, who is majoring in English Literature, read a non-fiction piece on the loss of her brother.

Adriana DeNoble, English major and Editor-in-Chief of JCU’s student-run newspaper The Matthew, read a piece that she wrote for Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s Creative Non-fiction class.

Rossella Gangi, a transfer student from the University of Turin, read a fiction piece. She started writing fiction when she was 15 years old, when she officially started her book.

English Literature major Manizeh Karim read a short poem for, and about, her mother.

Caroline Liquit, who is majoring in International Business, read a very entertaining poem called “Why I Don’t Like Reading.”

Barbara Greco, who is enrolled in the Dual Degree Program in Communications between JCU and the Università degli Studi di Milano, read 4 poems, in English and Italian.

Communications major Elisa Aceri read a criticism piece on the figure of the princess in animated movies and series that she wrote for Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue’s Writing Criticism class.

Giorgio Millesimi, who is an English Literature major, read three poems that he wrote for the friends he made during his semester abroad in California.

Lastly, Communications major Andrea Cincotti read a very funny reflective monologue in Italian on dictionary definitions.

“It was a wonderful event and it was so exciting to hear so many diverse and passionate student voices,” said Professor Grimaldi-Donahue, who organized the event.