The AIWC of Genoa is an English speaking organization open to women of all nationalities.  We work to promote friendship and understanding between members and the Italian community through activities which support local charities.  We are always interested in new members who share our goals. Select History and Mission to learn more about us or How to Join to learn how you too can become a member.

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  • Letter from the President - Nov. 2014



    Sara Wallace, President of AIWC of Genoa

    November for me is undeniably all about my favorite day of the year, Thanksgiving.  It’s not only about recreating the kitchen atmosphere, mouth-watering aromas and vivid childhood memories of that day; it’s about sharing that special feeling and energy with my friends in Italy. This is my twenty-first year of celebrating Thanksgiving across the sea.  
    Our club does a lot of great work in the Genova area and out.   Thanks to our strong Board and active membership we are changing lives of those less fortunate than we.  We are able to do all our good stuff because we fundraise!  And, our biggest fundraiser is the Holiday Bazaar.  There are so many ways you can get involved; dates and times are in this letter.
    Among my many blessings, I am especially thankful for the health and happiness of my family. Life is meant to be fun,  joyous, fulfilling and overflowing with happiness   – may each of yours be that.    

    PS. “Mums and Tots” celebrated Halloween in style with a party for the little ones on November 1st. They also raised funds or for AIWC by selling Jack O’Lantern pumpkins. Well done Eva and all other ladies who helped her, a big thank you! Don’t miss the photos on AIWC Genoa Facebook page!

  • Iris & Lily: A Story of Two Sisters



    Angela and Julie Scipioni, sisters and co-authors of  the novel Iris & Lily, were born in Rochester, NY.  Angela currently lives in Liguria, Italy, and Julie in New York State. Iris & Lily was published in Italy by Bompiani in 2014. The original English version is available online in digital format. How did you get the idea of writing a novel together, and how long did it take?Angela:  Julie and I have been writing our whole lives, in one form or another, for work and for pleasure. I’ve always fantasized about writing a novel, but could never seem to get started. One day I mentioned it to Julie in an email, and we started talking about how much fun we could have writing a novel together.  We imagined using two fictitious counterparts, two sisters who by  writing about their past would discover that things did not always happen the way one or the other remembered.  Before we knew it, we found ourselves face to face with Iris and Lily. We gave them a large, chaotic family like ours to grow up in, and made them share a bed, and clothes, and dreams. We wanted to see where they would take us. It took us four full years  to find out.

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