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Unto the Daughters

How to Unsilence the Silenced: Karen Tintori’s Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family

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How to Unsilence the Silenced: Karen Tintori’s Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family
Start:
October 10, 2017 7:00 PM
End:
October 10, 2017 9:00 PM
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
September 28, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Phone:
212 620 7310 x300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Unto the Daughters

 
Karen Tintori, author of Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family, reads and shares research techniques in how to exhume tragic family stories. Annie Lanzillotto hosts and runs the Q & A.

 

“Nearly every family has a skeleton in the closet, an ancestor who sins against custom and tradition and pays a double price–ostracism or worse at the time, and obliteration from the memory of succeeding generations. Few of these transgressors paid a higher price than Frances Costa, who was brutally murdered by her own brothers in a 1919 Sicilian honor killing in Detroit. And fewer yet have had a more tenacious successor than Frances’ great niece, Karen Tintori, who refused to allow the truth to remain forgotten. This is a book for anyone who shares the conviction that all history, in the end, is family history.” — Frank Viviano, author of “Blood Washes Blood”

 

Copies of Unto the Daughters are available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com. Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!

 

Karen Tintori is an American author of fiction and nonfiction. Her books cover a wide range of human experience, from the mysteries of the Kabbalah to the lives of Italian American immigrants. Her books include: “Unto the Daughters: the legacy of an honor killing in a Sicilian American Family,” and “Trapped, the 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster.” She writes both as a solo author and in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author Jill Gregory with whom she wrote: “The Book of Names,” and “The Illumination,” among others. For more info: www.karentintori.com
 
 
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is the author of “L is for Lion: an Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Mfemoir” and the book of poetry “Schistsong.” Forthcoming in March is Annie’s double book: “Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning and stagelight” and “Pitch Roll Yaw.” As a singer/songwriter, Annie’s albums include: “Blue Pill,” “Swampjuice: Yankee With a Southern Peasant Soul,” “Never Argue With a Jackass,” “Carry My Coffee.” For more info: www.annielanzillotto.com

 
 
 

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