Annual Dinner Meeting at the Granite Grill, Braintree, MA
Sacco and Vanzetti
Presenter Jon Curley - poet and Senior University Lecturer of Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology will discuss the creative work of Italian anarchist Bartolomeo Vanzetti, arrested, convicted, and executed for his alleged role in a 1920 South Braintree payroll robbery of the Slater and Morrill Shoe Factory during which the paymaster was killed.
Curley edited a short story by Vanzetti which was published in 2018 by PM Press. He will read an excerpt from the story and use it to reflect on both local and nationwide historical issues, past and present, including immigrant and immigrant rights, radical politics, prison literature, creative New England culture, and how we might reconsider the legacy of Bartolomeo Vanzetti's through his writing.