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Dianne Hales - La Bella Lingua

Since the publication of La Bella Lingua, Dianne Hales has been giving talks on Italy and Italian throughout the United States and Canada. Here is a brief clip of one of her presentations:

Sponsors of Dianne's talks include:

  • Italian Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes in New York City, San Francisco and Toronto
  • Società Dante Alighieri, Firenze
  • Italian Cultural Centers in Sacramento and Westchester County, N.Y.
  • Italian Community Center, San Diego
  • Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), New York City
  • Amici della Lingua Italiana, New Jersey
  • Italian-American museums, including the Museo Italo-Americano of San Francisco and the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island
  • Branches of the American Association of Teachers of Italian
  • Columbia University / Barnard College
  • California State University, Chico
  • Rutgers University
  • Italy-America Society of Philadelphia
  • ItaLingua Institute of San Francisco
  • Chapters of OSIA, UNICO and Rotary International
  • Italian food and fashion retailers
  • Independent bookstores
  • Local libraries
  • Italy and Italian MeetUp groups

Among possible topics are:

My Love Affair with Italy and the World's Most Enchanting Language
My Italian Brain and How It Grew: The Joys of Learning Italian
Romance, Italian Style: La Bella Lingua in Love
La Bella Lingua at the Table: The Language of Italian Food
La Bella Lingua in Italy: Touring Italian
La Bella Lingua at the Opera
La Bella Lingua at the Movies
Fashion Speaks Italian

To inquire about a potential speaking engagement, please email dianne@becomingitalian.com.