Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fran Gallo

My First Public Reading
My friend and former supervisor/director from my past life as an English teacher, Herb Sundvall, is involved as co-curator of an international art and photography exhibit on the theme of A Book About Death. This exhibit is about different views and approaches to mourning, death, dying, coping, etc. There will be exhibits in different cities in the world. The original mail art copies from the New York exhibit two years ago are in the archives of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Reading at Quetzalcoatl Gallery

Fran Gallo

Fran Gallo grew up in an Italian family in NW Indiana. She is the only family member born in the USA, her parents and sisters having immigrated from the small village of Grotte near Agrigento, Sicily. She is fluent in Italian and fluent in her parent’s Sicilian dialect, “Grutisi.” She graduated from Indiana University, studied French literature and culture at the Universite de Strasbourg in France for one year. Fran was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ziguinchor, Senegal, in West Africa. She later spent three years in Japan where she met her husband, Rick Clark.


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