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FICCB has partnered with I AM Books to bring the first annual IDEA Boston festival to our area.

The two-day celebration (Nov. 2-3) of Italian and Italian American culture and literature will take place at the Dante Alighieri building at 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, Mass.

The festival includes 18-panel presentations, three workshops, 1 theater play entirely in Italian, and a grand party with food and live music that will conclude the festivities. Among the 46 speakers presenting at the festival will be celebrity chef Mary Ann Esposito, award-winning children’s books’ author Tomie dePaola, Europa Editions editor-in-chief Michael Reynolds, actress Marianne Leone, and MIT professor Tomaso Poggio.

All events are ticketed. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event on Friday and Saturday!