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First Name Rosanna
Last Name Micelotta Battigelli
Member Since February 14, 1995
Branch Affiliation Toronto
Twitter https://twitter.com/RoBattigelli
Bio Rosanna Battigelli was born in Calabria, Italy and immigrated to Canada with her family at three years of age. During her teaching career, she received four provincial Best Practice Awards for her unique strategies in early literacy, promoting positive pupil interactions, building pupil self-esteem, and helping pupils who grieve. Rosanna’s story “Learning My Lesson” appears in Chicken Soup For The Soul: Inspiration for Teachers (released April 18th, 2017). Rosanna has been writing fiction since 1986. She is an alumna of the Humber School for Writers and has pursued many other literary and artistic training opportunities, such as participating in Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s week-long Writer’s Camp. Rosanna has an ample history of public presentation (including conferences and readings in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, and Italy). Her fiction has been published in over a dozen anthologies, including A SECOND COMING: Canadian Migration Fiction (July 2016, GUERNICA EDITIONS), and the special Fall 2017 “Folktales” Issue of VIA (Voices in Italian Americana, Bordighera Press, New York). Rosanna’s collection-in-progress, called Pigeon Soup & Other Stories, recently received an OAC Writers’ Reserve Grant. She placed third for one of the stories, “Alligator Shoes,” in the Canadian Authors Vancouver 2016 Story Contest. Rosanna’s novel LA BRIGANTESSA, awarded an Ontario Arts Council Writers’ Works in Progress Grant, will be published by INANNA PUBLICATIONS in Fall 2018. Since retiring from teaching in June 2015, Rosanna is happily pursuing her literary goals full-time.
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