Monday, February 27, 2012


Gina Barreca, popular author, humorist, essayist, feminist, blogger and stand-up comedienne will be at Fairfield University’s Quick Center on Sunday evening, March 4 at 6 p.m. “Talking about Italian-American Art and Life.”

Combining lecturing with laughter, Barecca will speak on all things Italian.  Her talk will be presented in conjunction with the university’s Bellarmine Museum of Art’s current exhibition “From Italy to America – Photographs of Anthony Riccio.”  The show documents in image and word the experiences of Italians and Italian-Americans in Southern Italy, New Haven’s Little Italy and Boston’s North End and will be on view until March 30.

A professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut, Gina Barreca has written such classics as “They Used to Call Me Snow White But I Drifted” and her latest “It’s Not That I’m Bitter or How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World.”  She is known to carry on conversations with audiences on The Traumas of Trying on Bathing Suits and What Women Carry in Their Suitcase-like Pocketbooks.

With eight books translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and German, she also writes a weekly column for the Hartford Courant, a monthly column for Principal Leadership, pens the “Brainstorm” section of The Chronicle of Higher Education and blogs for Psychology Today, among others, as well as appearing on such television shows as Dr. Phil, Oprah and The Today Show.

For tickets ($25), call the Quick Center, 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield at 203-254-4010, 1-877-278-7396 or online at

Laugh out loud with humorist Gina Barreca as she reveals why she has been called one of the funniest women writers in America today.

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