Monthly Archives: January 2019

IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents January 2019

Presents: IAWA in Boston at I AM Books


Saturday January 26, 2019

6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!




Kathy Curto is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood. She teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy.


Danielle Jones is a poet and assistant director of the Writers House at Merrimack College. She is the recipient of the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Italian American (on her mother’s side), she lived in Abruzzo where she became a licensed interpreter.


IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents January 2019

With the closing of Cornelia St. Cafe, IAWA will be exploring other venues for our literary reading.

Check website for venue changes.


28th Anniversary Readings & Special Events


The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 28th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic.


IAWA Features Julie Forgione and Jennifer Martelli at NYPL Mulberry St. Branch

WHERE: New York Public Library Mulberry St. Branch

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

FUTURE DATES at this venue: July 13, September 15, November 9

WHEN:  Saturday, Jan. 12 @ 2-4 PM


Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry. A professional writing consultant at the Fashion Institute of Technology and an ESL teacher, she has a background in painting and fine art. She makes an annual sojourn to Italy each year to keep her Italian flowing and is a regular at IAWA readings.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press, 2018), as well as the chapbook, After Bird from Grey Book Press. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and poetry editor for The Mom Egg Review.



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Next IAWA Events & Readings

Feb. 9 @ Sidewalk Cafe

Love, Lust, Eros or Talks on the Wild Side

 featuring Peter Marra and Camillia Trinchieri


 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli


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IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.