Author to Speak about Relationship of Italian American Fathers and Daughters at IAWN Event

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Benvenuta! is an annual networking event hosted by the Italian American Women’s Network. They have a special evening planned for this year at The Music Box Supper Club on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m.  The IAWN has reserved the Rusty Anchor Room for socializing with current, new and potential members of the group and any interested guests. A $25 ticket will allow attendees to sample delicious appetizers and enjoy a glass of red or white wine. The highlight of the evening will be a talk by Dr. Lorraine Mangione.

Dr. Mangione co-authored with Donna DiCello the book “Daughters, Dads, and the Path through Grief: Tales from Italian America.” She is professor of Psychology and Director of Practica at Antioch University New England in Keene, NH, where she teaches doctoral students in the Department of Clinical Psychology. She grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Duke University and the University of Kansas, did her psychology internship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, and now lives in Massachusetts. 

“Daughters, Dads, and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America” tells the story of the strong connections between daughters and dads throughout life, the consequent grief and loss a daughter feels when her father dies and explores the impact of Italian American culture on the relationships and loss. The authors interviewed 50 Italian American women about their fathers. Their stories offer glimpses into the many aspects of the father/daughter relationships that are warm and nurturing, sometimes complicated and conflicted, and always solid and enduring. Dr. Mangione will share some of these stories during her talk.

For more information about the event, please contact Pamela Dorazio Dean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 216-721-5722 ext. 1523. To purchase tickets, contact The Music Box Supper Club at 216-242-1250 or reserve your tickets online at Tickets (which include appetizers and a glass of wine) are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. A prix fixe dinner option will be available for an additional $20.

The Italian American Women’s Network was formed in 2008 and focuses on mutual support, networking opportunities and the preservation of the values of our Italian heritage.