Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Week Ahead: October 16-20, 2017

Classes, Mis-Mas Magazine Launch,  GLOW, Tuesday Coffee Break, Nati per Leggere, Knit Wits, GLOW, Teens and More! 

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW your 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the AMERICAN FILM SERIES is Hidden Figures on October 26th.    
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!  

American Corner - LAUNCH of MIS MAS Literary Magazine - 6 pm
Mis Mas - A English Language Publication - Issue 0.  Collaboration of student and general public submissions.  Special Guest: Gloria Berbena - Minister Counselor for Public Affairs - US Embassy to Itay

American Corner - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK - 10 am
American Corner MOMS & BABIES -  10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)

American Corner - KNIT WITS - 6 pm - Knitting Group 

Thursday -
American Corner - NATI per LEGGERE BILINGUAL Reading 0-3 yrs - 10 am
American Corner MORNING MAKER SPACE - 10am - Knitting or Sewing or other Crafting in English! 
American Corner - WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB - 8 pm -Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichel

Friday -  
American Corner - GLOW WORKSHOP - 6 pm - Girls Leading Our World - Register ONLINE to PARTICIPATE - Free and Open to Middle and High School Girls
American Corner - TEEN MAKER SPACE - 5 pm  - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  Free and Open to All Teens.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 

3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation ONLINE

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30,9 pm
HIDDEN FIGURES at Teatro dei Fabbri
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9 pm -  Become a Member of AIA FVG Today!  The Film Series is for MEMBERS ONLY.    

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MISMAS Launch Party

The Associazione Italo-Americana del Friuli-Venezia-Giulia / American Corner Trieste is proud to present issue 0 of its first literary magazine, MISMAS.

MISMAS Launch Party 
Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6 pm.  

Meet the MISMAS Authors, Artists and Team.  
Special Guest: Gloria Berbena - US Embassy to Italy - Minister Counselor for Public Affairs

Pick up your copy!  
Open to the Public.

Mismas in the Triestin Dialect means: a mixture, confusion.  It comes from the German term Misch-masch.

Over 10 weeks, countless written contributions were made, in and out of the classroom, constructive criticism given and received and comfort zones challenged. 

This magazine is the collective proof of a community-wide project that was met with enthusiasm, willingness and patience by so many who hoped to make something truly unique. And that we did.

What is MIS-MAS?

MIS-MAS is a free literary magazine in English curated by and with the written contributions of adult and teenage English language students at the Associazione Italo Americana del FVG as well as submissions from the general public.
Content includes fiction and non-fiction, opinion pieces, essays, short stories, and poetry highlighting the lives and experiences of Trieste's residents. 
The project was inspired by the literary magazines published at the high school of Erin Russo, an Associazione Italo Americana FVG Teacher, who thought it would be a compelling project for adult classes to complete over the 10 week spring semester.
Students participated in a wide variety of in-class creative and prose writing lessons and were expected to write pieces for homework.
The response to the Mis Mas challenge by students was overwhelming and it should be acknowledged that the published pieces represent only half of the content that was generated.
The name for the magazine came from student, Giada Cadei, during a brainstorm session. It is a Triestine word that means mix-match or hodge-podge - what we thought was an appropriate name for a lit mag housing many writing styles.
The cover art was done by another adult student, Andrea Zorzetti, whose hobby is watercolor painting. It represents a group of students outside of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG's door after class chatting in the sunset glow of Piazza Sant'Antonio, a familiar scene for the adult evening class.
It is our hope that Mis Mas will continue to be a successful spring project for all ages and levels of English language students at our association.  We believe it is a powerful way to demonstrate to ourselves and community all that we have learned and shared with our students and peers.
The project was also made possible thanks to the American Corner Trieste and the US Embassy to Italy.  
Write on!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

American Film Series 2017/18

The 37th Annual American Film Series in Original Version begins on October 26th.  What a program!

We'll take you the the moon and back! The first film is Hidden Figures with shows at 13:30, 16, 18:30 and 21.  

AIA FVG Members Only - Membership Cards can be purchased directly at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday 4-7 p.m.  Definitive Cards are here.  If you want to download the membership form, here's the LINK.  What does it mean to be a Member? More info HERE.

€25 - Ridotto - Students +16 yrs, teachers, +65 years;

€35 - Intero - Regular Adult Membership.  

If you were a member last year, you're in the computer and we can register you quickly.

See you at the Associazione and then at the Movies at Teatro dei Fabbri!

The 2017/18 Program with Links

26 October 2017  - Hidden Figures 
Dir. Theodore Melfi.  Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. Biography. 127 minutes.

23 November 2017 - Life, Animated
Dir. Roger Ross Williams.  Documentary. 92 minutes.

14 December 2017 - Loving
Dir. Jeff Nichols. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton. Drama. 123 minutes.

18 January 2018 - Jackie
Dir. Pablo Larraín. Starring Natalie Portman. Biography. 100 minutes.

8 February 2018 - Manchester by the Sea
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams. Drama. 137 minutes.

1 March 2018 - Captain Fantastic
Dir. Matt Ross. Starring Viggo Mortensen. Comedy, drama. 118 minutes.

29 March 2018 - Fences
Dir. Denzel Washington. 
Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis. Drama. 139 minutes.

19 April 2018 - Norman
Dir. Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Drama. 118 minutes.

10 May 2018 - The Big Sick
Dir. Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. Comedy. 120 minutes.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Week Ahead: October 9-15, 2017

Classes, Teacher Learning Network, Family Film: Casper, 
Moms & Babies, Thursday morning Morning Makers, Teen Maker Space 

DON'T FORGET TO RENEW your 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the American Films Series is Hidden Figures on October 26th.    
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!  

American Corner Moms & Babies 10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)
Thursday -
American Corner - Moms & Babies 10 am
American Corner Morning Maker Space - 10 am - Knitting or Sewing or other Crafting in English! 

Friday -  
American Corner - 
Teen Maker Space - 5 pm  - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  Free and Open to All Teens.

CASPER - 5 pm - Family Film Festival In V.O. 

Teacher Learning Network - 6 pm - Professional Development for Language Teachers


MONDAY, October 16, 2017,- 6 pm - LAUNCH of MIS MAS Literary Magazine
TUESDAY, October 17, 10 am - TUESDAY Coffee Break
WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017,  6 pm - KNIT WITS - Women's Knitting Club
THURSDAY, October 19, 2017, 10 am - NATI per Leggere - Bilingual
THURSDAY, October 19, 2017,  8 pm - WOMEN'S Book CLUB - Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
FRIDAY, October 20, 2017,  6 pm - GLOW Girls WORKSHOP - online registration required.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Social Security Services in Trieste 
3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation ONLINE

THURSDAY, October 26, 2017 - 1:30, 4:00, 6:30 and 9 pm - AMERICAN FILM SERIES - HIDDEN FIGURES at Teatro dei Fabbri

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Lesson Dates

Here is the Schedule for Lessons at Associazione Italo Americana FVG during the FALL 2017 Session.  
Enjoy the week of Vacation during the week of Halloween, All Saint's Day and San Giusto! 

Teen Maker Space - Be an Innovator at American Corner Trieste

Be an Innovator! 
Consul General Philip Reeker, US Consulate General Milan, invites All Teens to the American Corner Trieste - Teen Maker Space.

Friday, September 29th, 5 pm.   

for All Middle School and High School Teens

Teen Maker Space - Meeting Every Friday 5-7 pm


Make & Create in English

Teens, Teachers and Parents are Welcome 

Teen Maker Space can be reserved free of charge for schools and classroom projects on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 

MakerBot 3D Printer and Scanner, Makey Makey, Snap Circuits, Lego MindStorms, 3D Doodlers, Coding and more!

American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG
Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6 - Trieste - Italy

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Week Ahead: Oct. 2-6, 2017

Classes, KNIT WITS, Morning Makers, Teen Maker Space, Moms & Babies. 

Remember to renew your 2017/18 Membership in the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  The first film in the American Films Series is Hidden Figures on October 26th.    
American Corner Activities are always Free and Open to the Public!

American Corner Moms & Babies 10 am - Hang out, Meet some other Moms.  Let the babies play (or sleep!)

American Corner KNIT WITS 6 pm - NEW KNITTING CLUB - Making Pumpkins!

Thursday -
American Corner - Moms & Babies 10 am
American Corner Morning Maker Space - 10 am - Knitting or Sewing or other Crafting in English!  

Friday -
American Corner - Teen Maker Space - 5 pm  - Make, Create, Innovate in English.  Free and Open to All Teens.

Save the Date:  
October 25, 2017 - Social Security Services in Trieste 
3 pm Presentation - International Agreement Italy / US
3:30 pm - Individual Appointments by Reservation.  

GLOW Workshop

Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste is excited to announce the expansion of G.L.O.W., now in its third year.  We want to invite all teen girls in Trieste to join!

LINK to our online registration form

GLOW stands for Girls Leading Our World.

It was founded in 1995 by three Peace Corps volunteers and four teachers in Romania. They took 80 female students on a week long camping trip to the mountains where they ran activities to promote self-confidence, leadership, career and life planning and self-awareness.

Since then, it has inspired a worldwide movement comprised of dedicated individuals and organizations who wish to provide safe and supportive environments to promote gender equality and give opportunities for young women in their communities to become active citizens.

Once a month, our GLOW Trieste Middle School and High School girls will have the chance to meet and connect with women from our community, in English, in a fun, creative, respectful environment at American Corner Trieste.

In the past two years, guest speakers lead interactive workshops and activities on topics such as: gender & marketing, self-defense, fashion design, medicine, graphic design, homemade hygiene and beauty products, knitting, dance, yoga, meditation, cooking and more!

Participation for all GLOW teens is FREE.
If you are an interested teen or you are a parent/guardian follow this LINK to our online registration form to make sure you have a spot in our upcoming events!

For more information, please contact event coordinator, Erin Russo, at

The more we are, the brighter we GLOW!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Teacher Learning Network 2017/18

Professional Development for Teachers
FREE and Open to All Language Teachers

Peer Group at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.  The Working Language of the Meetings is English

  • Monthly Workshops in theme
  • Annual Professional Development Conference

Meeting Dates:
October 13, 2017, 6 - 7 pm - Workshop
November 17, 2017, 6-7 pm - Workshop
January 12, 2018, 6-7 pm - Workshop
March 2, 2018, 2-7 pm -  Conference
April 13, 2018 , 6-7 pm -Workshop
May 11, 2018, 6-7 pm - Workshop 

Family Film Festival - 2017/18

Family Film Festival 2017/18
Our Favorite Family Films in V.O
Free and Open to the Public. You bring your kids, we supply the popcorn! American Corner Trieste
2017/18 Film List:
Sept. 22 Ready for School with Elmo and Sesame Street (2007) Oct 13 - Casper (1995) Nov 10- Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron - Spirit - Cavallo Selvaggio (2002) Dec 15 - Elf - Un Elfo a Nome Buddy (2003) Jan 19 - The Incredibles - Una Normale Famiglia di Supereroi(2004) Feb 16- The Secret Life of Pets - Pets - Vita da Animali (2016) Mar 16 - Brave - Ribelle - Brave (2012) Apr 20 - The Good Dinosaur - Il Viaggio di Arlo (2016) May 18 - Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie - Capitan Mutanda (2017)

October 2017 Newsletter


FALL is HERE! October = American Film Series, Halloween, MisMas Magazine, Knitting, Teen Makers, GLOW Girls, Social Security and More! Theme of the Month:  Halloween.  Welcome to all our new Members and Students.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions?

Our Library hours are:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!
·         Parent Library Volunteers while your children are in class help shelve books and Check ins / outs. 
·         Library Assistants for 1 or 2 afternoons a week – You’re a Librarian or just love Libraries?  We want you ! 

HOLIDAYS – CLOSED from October 29th – November 5th
No Lessons, No Office Hours, No Group Activities.  Enjoy the Break!


Registration for ALL Weekly Classes is now CLOSED.  Trial lessons ARE NOT offered during our regular courses.  Here is a link to the Rules for Classes.  If you are interested in WINTER, we can admit you only if Fall Students do not re-enroll.  In December, we’ll update you on class openings. 

HALLOWEEN in CLASS - We will be celebrating Halloween in Class from October 23rd to 28th.  Your teachers will give you more details. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion English for Adults. 
Oct. 14 & 15.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are possible all year long.  Yes you can! Schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Check out Library materials, Participate in Members Only Events.  READ MORE about what it means to be a Member. 

37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
The film series begins on Thursday, October 26th.  A fantastic Program!  We’ll take you to the moon and back.  Members Only.  9 great American films in English. First Film:
26/10 HIDDEN FIGURES  - Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. Biography. 127 min.

SAVE THE DATE: THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNERSaturday, November 25th.  Members Only. Another great reason to become a member!  Details in November.


SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION at American Corner Trieste - October 25, 2017
Officials from the Federal Benefits Unit in Rome will be in Trieste.
3 pm – Presentation of Social Security and International Agreements regarding Italy/USA and related Social Security questions.  The Presentation is Open to the Public. Tax issues will not be addressed
from 3:30 – 5 pmIndividual Meetings by appointment at this LINK


Writers from our classes and all over the city submitted entries.  To quote one of our contributors “Life is an Adventure. Hop on and Enjoy the Ride”
16/10, 6 pm – Launch Party.  Meet the MISMAS Team.  Pick up a copy and have it autographed by your favorite writer.   Join us!

·         Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 – Thursday, 19/10, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - noon
·         Family Film Festival Casper on Friday, 13/10 at 5 pm
·         TEEN MAKER SPACEEvery Friday from 5-7 pm
·         GLOW – Girls Leading Our World WorkshopFor Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence. First Workshop on Friday, 20/10, 6 - 8 pm


·         NEW!  Knit Wits – Knitting Group – Wednesday 4/10 and 18/10, 6-8 pm.  Evening knitting
·         Thursday Morning Maker Space- Every Thursday morning from 10-noon.  We’re knitting Purple hats for newborns to increase awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.
·         Short Story Club  - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, 24/10, 10 am
·         Book Club – Tender to the Bone by Ruth Reichl,  19/10, 8 p.m. Send an email for info to participate. 
·         Teacher Learning Network – Monthly Workshop – Free and Open to All Language Teachers – 13/10, 6 pm.

We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable life and people skills. High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us! 

A Special Call for Volunteer 3D Printer lovers and Makers to help with our Teen Maker Space on Friday afternoons.  You need to know how to use a 3D Printer and love working with teenagers.  Contact us!
AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.   The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.