“I believe creating links,
rooting people to place,
through words and work,
will bring us closer
to the core of humanity.”

stories of being found

Writer, teacher, speaker, author.

Annette Januzzi Wick a writer, teacher, speaker, and author of two memoirs on love and loss: I’ll Be in the Car and I’ll Have Some of Yours. A combination of Italian roots, small-town footholds, and urban living, her writings span the arts, women’s issues, cities, aging and memory. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Belt Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, and Italian Americana (U. of Illinois Press). She’s a frequent contributor to Edible Ohio Valley, Cincinnati.com, and La Gazetta, with other writings appearing in Still Point Arts, 3rd Act Magazine, nextavenue.com, Promedica, Ovunque Siamo, MacQueen’s Quinterly (Winter, 2023) and Italian American (Spring, 2024). She teaches at various nonprofits and arts institutions in the region including Cincinnati Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Cleveland’ Italian American Museum. Her forthcoming work, Something Italian: Essays and recipes from the family table, a memoir, cookbook, and homage inspired by her mother’s three binders of handwritten recipes, is a testament to one Italian American woman who found perfection in what she could control, and joy in what she could not. (U. of Akron Press, Jan, 2025). Visit annettejwick.com or follow her on annettejwick.substack.com to read more.

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what readers are saying:

The most moving aspect of this book, for me, was witnessing the caregiver’s growth towards acceptance of her mother as a “different” person than the one she remembered: “My mother was becoming closer to the perfect state of being.” – Amazon review.

“Your words are always so thought provoking and comforting, most of all, I cherish taking the time to myself to sit and read them with my cup of coffee. Just spending time with me and your words! Love it!”
–Morning Finds reader on Substack


“Simply stunning, Annette. Grazie mille for sharing and baring it all…brava cara!”
— Instagram follower on Italy Segreta

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