“Writing is hard work,” quipped Hemingway famously. Yesterday was a chance, though, for the students of Professor Cynthia Clough’s “Italy of the Imagination” creative non-fiction course to relax, and to listen. The twice-yearly Umbra Institute literary anthology reading was last night at Argentina and provided the perfect venue for students’ best material from their semester’s labors. Professor Clough was the emcee for readings that ranged from first impressions to final musings on the city (and country) that have hosted them for the past four months. Kudos to our Umbra writers and their professor!