Remembering Sacco and Vanzetti

Past-President Michele Fazio presented, “Mining the Archives: Memory and Materiality in the Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti,” at “We Still Remember,” an event commemorating the lives of Sacco and Vanzetti, sponsored by the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society and the Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge.  The program featured a screening of La Marcia Del Dolore (The March of Sorrow), rare film footage of the funeral of Sacco and Vanzetti, written and produced by Robert D’Attilio, as well as commentary by Governor Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, and music by Boston-based punk folk band, Jake and the Infernal Machine.

New Novel on Southern Working-Class Literature



David Joy, winner of the 2018 WCSA Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, is on tour promoting his latest novel, The Line That Held Us. For more information on Joy’s work, you can listen to him on NPR. His recent essay, “Rural Literature Isn’t What You Think,” challenges the representation of rural working-class life.




2018-2019 Election Results

Please note the line-up of WCSA officers for 2018-2019.  Congratulation to all involved in the election process, and especially the Elections Committee (Jackie Gabriel, Jeremy Baker and Lisa Kirby).