Crivello is a monthly newsletter by Cassandra Marsillo that explores the history, traditions, and folklore of Molise, the southern Italian region of her ancestors. Cassandra is a third-generation Italian-Canadian who approaches these musings through autobiographical reflections, food, collective memory, and her training as an oral and public historian.

Along with the monthly text, each subscription will include a detailed bibliography, resources for further learning (both academic and non-academic), and a tarot pull reflecting on the research and folklore discussed in the newsletter.

The Crivello archives will be available here.

Published the last Friday of every month. Every Sunday, a shorter and more casual post will cover stories gathered from her research and experiences.

Drawing of a yellow bird with blue and red stripes.

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Italian-Canadian molisana exploring folklore, family, oral history, and food.


Cassandra is an oral historian, artist, and teacher based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal), telling and listening to stories about immigration, identity, collective memory, food, and folklore.