Wednesday, September 11, 12:00 p.m.
Century Club (members and guests)
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, October 13, 12:00 p.m.
Special Celebration of Columbus Day and Italian American Day
Italian Cultural Society of Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

Monday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.
Ciao Philadelphia! and the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia
230 South Broad Street, Suite 1105
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Italian Cultural Institute)
686 Park Ave
New York, NY

My thanks to the hosts of previous presentations of La Passione:

  • Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco
  • Libreria Pino, San Francisco
  • Il Cenacolo, San Francisco
  • Book Passage, Corte Madera
  • Stanford Women’s Book Club, East Bay
  • Orinda Books, Orinda
  • Italian Cultural & Community Center, Houston, TX
  • American Italian Cultural Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Eagle Eye Book Shop, Atlanta, GA
  • Friends of San Filippino, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
  • IBS Books, Florence, Italy
  • Kent State University Florence Summer Institute
  • British Institute of Florence

Dianne Hales has given presentations throughout the United States, Canada and Italy. Below is a brief clip of one of her talks and a list of sponsors of her events.

Sponsors of Dianne’s talks include:

Italian Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Toronto
Friends of Florence, Palazzo Tornabuoni, International Studies Institute and Società Dante Alighieri, Florence
Hotel Pellicano, Porto Ercole
Italian Cultural Centers in Sacramento, San Diego and Westchester County, N.Y.
Italian Community Center, San Diego
Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), New York City
Amici della Lingua Italiana, New Jersey
Museo Italo-Americano of San Francisco
Garibaldi-Meucci Museum on Staten Island
Branches of the American Association of Teachers of Italian
Columbia University / Barnard College
University of California, Berkeley
Stanford Women’s Club
California State University, Chico
Rutgers University
Italy-America Society of Philadelphia
ItaLingua Institute of San Francisco
Chapters of the Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy, UNICO and Rotary International
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Norton Art Museum, West Palm Beach
Phoenix Art Museum
Commonwealth Club, Metropolitan Club, Museo Italo-Americano and Mechanics Library, San Francisco
Salem Athenaeum
Emporio Armani
Independent bookstores, including Book Passage (Corte Madera, Ca.),
Mrs. Dalloway’s (Berkeley, Ca.), Paperback Exchange (Florence) and Poisoned Pen (Scottsdale, Az.)
Local libraries and Italian retailers

To inquire about a potential speaking engagement, please email