Book Cover Art - Francesca Trop
June, 2020: The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Food, Migration, Diversity and Survival - The Many Flavors of the Short Story, planned to take place from June 24 to 27, 2020, at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy, was cancelled.
August 26, 2019: CBC Sunday Magazine, Personal Essay: What Canadian author Helen Weinzweig taught me about writing and marriage. Darlene Madott reflects on her friend and mentor, Canadian author Helen Weinzweig, author of the 1980 novel Basic Black with Pearls.
August, 2017: AICW member, Darlene Madott, was short listed for the Carter V. Cooper short-fiction award, sponsored by Gloria Vanderbilt through Exile Editions. Her short story Winners and Losers grows out of her legal background of 31 years in the practice of law, in Toronto.
November 6, 2014: Darlene Madott received the The 2014 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize for her book Stations of the Heart. The event took place at the Museum of the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.
October 7, 2014: IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre announced that Darlene Madott is the winner of the biennial 2014 F.G. Bressani Literary Prize in the fiction category.
July 15-19, 2014: 13th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Vienna, Austria. Unbraiding the Short Story.
June 8, 2014: Books & Biscotti. Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), Italian Cultural Centre of Durham, Oshawa.
May 14, 2014: Columbus Centre (Rotunda Room), Toronto. Launch of Making Olives and Other Family Secrets (Ripasso).
May 1 to 4, 2014: 15th Biennial Conference of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW), Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal. Darlene read from her new work: "Invitation to Breaking Bread: The Dark Side of the Periodic Tables."
May 14, 2014
Launch of Making Olives and Other Family Secrets (Ripasso), Longbridge Books, at Toronto's Columbus Centre. This is Darlene Madott′s 7th publication.
November 10, 2013: Books and Biscotti. Launch of Guernica′s Italian Canadian at Table anthology (with contributor readings) along with books by Carmelo Militano and Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni. This event was supported by The Association of Italian Canadian Writers, Columbus Centre, Villa Charities and Lady York Foods.
October 3, 2012: Joined by family and friends, Darlene Madott launched her sixth book, Stations of the Heart, at Columbus Centre, Toronto.
The Montréal Review - March 2013:
• "Together in Exile" A Uniquely Canadian Publishing Experience by Michael Callaghan
• Through a Life Obliquely by Michelle Alfano
August 15, 2012: Launch of The John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund at OCAD University. The Fund was created in celebration of the life and work of artist John Madott (1918-2011) The John Madott Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. The Fund is dedicated to scholarship funds for fine art students of OCADU in perpetuity.
April 16, 2011: Darlene attended the Diverse Voices of Toronto Annual Literary Festival at the Columbus Centre in Toronto.
April 14, 2011: Madott read from Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings with a Sicilian Accent at its launch at The Annex Restaurant & Live Music Venue.
February 19, 2011: Darlene was a guest speaker at the WEN's Monthly Breakfast Networking Meeting at the Canadiana Restaurant and Banquet Hall.
November, 2010: Descant accepted “Entering Sicily” for a special edition, forthcoming Fall, 2011.
November, 2010: “Fever Food” was accepted for a prospective anthology: Canadian Italians Invitation to Table.
October, 2010: Darlene performed highlights from “Making Olives” at the Not-So-Nice Italian Girls Speak Out Evening, with her version of the Charleston captured on You Tube.
June, 2010: Darlene read reflections of Italian Canadian poet Gianna Patriarca, "Poetry in Reverse: On the experience of being translated into Italian" at the AICW Conference