Mine shaft entrance
in Enna, Sicily
(Photo courtesy of
Olivia Kate Cerrone)
"The cruelties to which the child slaves have been subjected, as related by those who have studied them, are as bad as anything that was ever reported of the cruelties of Negro slavery." – Booker T. Washington, The Man Farthest Down (quoted from Child Slavery in Sicily 1910)
Meet novelist Olivia Kate Cerrone at Birch Coffee in the Gershwin Hotel as she reads from her forthcoming novel The Hunger Saint, a story based on the brutal mistreatment of Sicily's underage sulfur mine workers. Ms. Cerrone will join novelists Thais Miller and Sam Schreiber, scholar Andrea Dedmon, and poets and magicians Brian Trimboli, Monica Wendel, Ben Pease and Bianca Stone to help raise money for Covenant House and Samaritans NYU. It promises to be a very entertaining and informative evening.
Thursday Dec. 2nd, 2010
Birch Coffee @ the Gershwin Hotel
5 East 27th Street (between Fifth & Madison)
New York, NY 10016
7:00 —9:00 PM
Donations encouraged and appreciated.
Proceeds to Samaritans NYU www.samaritansnyc.org
and Covenant House www.covenanthouse.org
For more on Sicily's sulfur-mines see: Child Slavery in Sicily 1910 at South of Rome–West of Ellis Island