Tuesday, Oct 09, 2018 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Alex Caldiero presents “Close Encounters of the Literary Kind: A Performative Memoire of the Uncanny Nature of Books," a book about the realm of books where nothing is random and anomalous occurrences baffle reason and belief; glimpse a world where exceptions are the rule.
Born in the ancient town of Licodia Eubea, near Catania, Sicily, he immigrated with his family to the United States at age nine. Raised in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. He attended Queens College in Flushing, NY. Apprenticed to the sculptor-poet Michael Lekakis and the poet-bard Ignaziu Buttitta. Caldiero is co-founder of Arba Sicula, the society for the preservation of the Sicilian language and traditions. He is featured in Dictionary of the Avant-gardes (Macmillan, London) and is co-recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and from Utah Performing Arts Tour.