Italy: The Fairy-Godmother of Literary Fairy Tales”

Please join us for a special Caffè & Cultura with Silvia Giorgini-Althoen.

“Italy: The Fairy-Godmother of Literary Fairy Tales”.

Fairy tales have captured our imagination for centuries and they still do. In this presentation we will see how the literary fairy tale began in Italy long before Perrault and before the Brothers Grimm made it famous.
We will see how Italian traditions and folktales created a popular new genre.  From Straparola to Rodari, Italian authors have provided the fairy-tale genre with unforgettable characters stemming from our rich culture and folklore.

Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 4:30pm
Where: DAS of Michigan  – 4050 West Maple Rd, Ste 250 – Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Registration is required by May 1, 2020