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27th Anniversary 2nd Sat. Readings & Special Events

Next IAWA Events & Readings

July 14FRIENDS OF IAWA:

Gordon Gilbert and Susan Weiman  @ Cornelia St.

JULY 28TH & 29TH, 2018

The 8th Annual New York City Poetry Festival

NO READING IN AUGUST

Sept. 8John Domini and Tim Tomlinson @ Cornelia St.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Brooklyn Book Festival

IAWA with Bordighera Press

 October 13Elizabeth Primamore and Maria Terrone @ Sidewalk

Our Mission

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

 

New York City IAWA Literary Series Presents June 2018

New York:
27th Anniversary 2nd Sat. Readings & Special Events
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th 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-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.
Visit and join us at iawa.net
IAWA Welcomes Amy Barone and Joey Nicoletti @Sidewalk Cafe June 9, 2018

 

WHERE: Sidewalk Cafe @ 94 Avenue A & 6th St.
About Sidewalk Café …. recently featured on USA Today’s 10Best Places for Live Music
WHEN:  Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO:
Amy Barone’s new poetry collection, We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books, will be released in 2018. She wrote chapbooks, Kamikaze Dance(Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway(Foothills Publishing.) Her poetry has appeared in Café ReviewStandpoint (UK), Paterson Literary Review, Philadelphia Poets and Sensitive Skin, among other publications. Barone spent five years as Italian correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily and Advertising Age. From Bryn Mawr, PA, she lives in New York City.
 
Joey Nicoletti is the author of three full-length poetry collections and four chapbooks, the most recent of which are Thundersnow (Grandma Moses Press, 2017) and Counterfeit Moon (NightBallet Press, 2016). A Sewanee and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference alumnus, he holds degrees from the University of Iowa, New Mexico State University, and Sarah Lawrence College. His poems, nonfiction essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous magazines, and his awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination and a Buffalo State Faculty Appreciation Award for teaching.
HOSTING: IAWA 
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.
CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373

DIRECTIONS:  By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

 

Boston IAWA Literary Reading Series June 2018

IAWA in New York and NOW in BOSTON
Saturday, June 30th
BOSTON IAWA Literary Reading Series 
Summer Salon
Bring your own work to share, and the work of a favorite Italian or 
Italian American writer!
Where: @ I AM Books 
189 North Street Boston, MA
When: 6pm to 8pm
Who: Julia Lisella, Host
 

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IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents May 2018

27th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th 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-East is held odd months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on even months.

Visit and join us at iawa.net

 IAWA Features Red Wheelbarrow Poet John Barrale and Novelist Tiziana Rinaldi Castro 

on Saturday, May 12, 2018

WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC

WHEN:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Tiziana Rinaldi Castro is a writer, Ancient Greek Literature professor, and Transformational Life Coach.

In Italy she has published three novels—Come della rosa (2017),  Due cose amare e una dolce (2007), and  Il lungo ritorno (2001) and a poetry book: Dai Morti (1992). Stateside, she has contributed to the anthology Embroidered Stories, (2014). She is a frequent op-ed writer for the Italian newspapers Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Alias, Il Manifesto, and Il Reportage.

In March of this year, John Barrale’s “Poems for the Camel” won the 2018 Cosmographia Chapbook prize. His poems and flash fiction has been published in many online and print publications, most recently, in Unrorean, East Meets West—American Writers Review, Icon, Narrative Northeast, Pidgeonholes, Passager, Sensations Magazine, Molotov Cocktail, NILVX, and The Esthetic Apostle. Along with five other “Gang of Five” members, John hosts and curates The Red Wheelbarrow reading series in Rutherford, NJ.

 Hosting: IAWA Board member, Nick Matros

COVER:  $10 includes complimentary drink.

CONTACT: www.corneliastreetcafe.com; or 212-989-9319.

DIRECTIONS:  A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.

WEBSITE: iawa.net Web Mistress: Christina Bruni

IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Feel free to send links to book reviews of Italian American authors’ books to Annie Lanzillotto 

who will post the links to our Facebook

 Our Mission: 

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

Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books

 

Next Readings 

 June 9: Amy Barone and Joey Nicoletti @ Sidewalk

 July 14: FRIENDS OF IAWA:

Gordon Gilbert and Susan Weiman @ Cornelia St.

 NO READING IN AUGUST

IAWA Literary Series Boston Presents April 2018

IAWA Presents Literary Series in Boston Tonight

I AM Books

Saturday April 21
6pm to 8pm

189 North Street
Boston, MA

Open Mic (sign ups at 5:45)

Features:

Anthony D’Aries is the author of The Language of Men: A Memoir (Hudson
Whitman Press, 2012), which received the PEN/New England Discovery Prize. His
essays have appeared in Boston magazine, Solstice, The Good Men Project, Shelf
Awareness, The Literary Review, and elsewhere. He directs the MFA in Creative and
Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

Amy Monticello is the author of the memoir-in-essays Close Quarters (Sweet
Publications) and How to Euthanize a Horse, a collection of grief essays that won the
2016 Arcadia Press Chapbook contest in nonfiction. She teaches at Suffolk
University in Boston, MA.

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents April 2018

 
27th Anniversary Readings & Special Events
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th 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-East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA-West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.
Visit and join us at iawa.net
 
IAWA Features Philadelphia Poet Maria Fama and
Author/Performance Artist Annie Lanzillotto 
on 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009
 
WHEN:  Saturday, April 14, 2018 @  5:30 – 7:30 pm

WHO: Maria Fama is the author of seven books of poetry including Mystics in the Family, Looking for Cover,  and the newly released, Other Nations: an animal journal (2017, Pearlsong Press). Her work appears in numerous publications and has been anthologized. Fama’ has read her poetry in many cities across the country, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, and co-founded a video production company. Her poems have won prizes, including the Amy Tritsch Needle Award and the Aniello Lauri Prize. In 1998 her poem “6:35 AM” was a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She lives and works in Philadelphia.
 
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto debuts her new double book of poetry / memoir: Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning, and stagelight and Pitch Roll Yaw (2018, Guernica Editions).  Her most recent albums of of songs are: “Never Argue With a Jackass” and “Swampjuice: Yankee With A Southern Peasant Soul.”  Her albums, memoir,  L is for Lion (SUNY Press, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), poetry collection Schistsong (Bordighera Press) and the accompanying audiobooks which she narrated are all available. www.annielanzillotto.com
 
Hosting:
COVER: $8 includes beverage 
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
 
IAWA: iawa.netIAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net
BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents April 2018

IAWA Features Philadelphia Poet Maria Fama and
Author/Performance Artist Annie Lanzillotto 
on 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009
WHEN:  Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO: Maria Fama’ is the author of seven books of poetry including Mystics in the Family, Looking for Cover,  and the newly released, Other Nations :an animal journal (2017, Pearlsong Press). Her work appears in numerous publications and has been anthologized. Fama’ has read her poetry in many cities across the country, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, and co-founded a video production company. Her poems have won prizes, including the Amy Tritsch Needle Award and the Aniello Lauri Prize. In 1998 her poem “6:35 AM” was a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She lives and works in Philadelphia.
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto debuts her new double book of poetry / memoir: Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning, and stagelight and Pitch Roll Yaw (2018, Guernica Editions).  Her most recent albums of of songs are: “Never Argue With a Jackass” and “Swampjuice: Yankee With A Southern Peasant Soul.”  Her albums, memoir,  L is for Lion (SUNY Press, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), poetry collection Schistsong (Bordighera Press) and the accompanying audiobooks which she narrated are all available. www.annielanzillotto.com
 
Hosting:
COVER: $8 includes beverage
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
IAWA: iawa.net; IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net
BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org
Our Mission: IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing,
reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.. The three rules of IAWA:
Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books.
 
Next Readings in 2018

May 12: Tiziana Rinaldi Castro and John Barrale @ Cornelia St.
 
June 9: Amy Barone and Joey Nicoletti @ Sidewalk
 
July 14: FRIENDS OF IAWA:
Gordon Gilbert and Susan Weiman @Cornelia St.
 
NO READING IN AUGUST
 
Sept. 8: John Domini and Tim Tomlinson @ Cornelia

 

IAWA Literary Series New York City Presents March 2018

IAWA 2nd Saturday Reading Series

March 10 – 5:45 – 7:45 pm

Actress Laura Caparotti is a Theater/Italian teacher; and President and Artistic Director of KIT-Kairos Italy Theater.

Poet and teacher Angela Alaimo O’Donnell is Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. Her fifth collection of poems, Still Pilgrims, will be published this spring.

Sponsored by The Italian American Writers Association.

Cornelia St. Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, Manhattan
Admission:  $10 (includes one drink); open to the public

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents Save the Dates

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents 2018

Save the Dates – Details to Follow

April 14 @ Sidewalk Cafe:

Maria Fama and Annie Lanzillotto

May 12 @Cornelia Street Cafe:

Tiziana Rinaldi and John Barrale

June 9 @Sidewalk Care:

Amy Barone and Joey Nicoletti

July 14 @Cornelia Street Cafe:

FRIENDS OF IAWA: Gordon Gilbert and Susan Weiman

August: ferragosto

Sept. 8 @Cornelia Street Cafe:

John Domini and TBA

 

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

APRIL 14, 2018

Maria Fama is the author of seven books of poetry including Mystics in the Family, Looking for Coverand the newly released, Other Nations: an animal journal. Her work appears in numerous publications and has been anthologized. Fama has read her poetry in many cities across the country, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, and co-founded a video production company. Her poems have won prizes, including the Amy Tritsch Needle Award and the Aniello Lauri Prize. In 1998 her poem “6:35 AM” was a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto debuts her new double book of poetry / memoir:”Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning, and stagelight” and “Pitch Roll Yaw” (2018, Guernica Editions).  Her most recent albums of of songs are: “Never Argue With a Jackass” and “Swampjuice: Yankee With A Southern Peasant Soul.”  Her albums, memoir,  L is for Lion (SUNY Press, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), poetry collection Schistsong (Bordighera Press) and the accompanying audiobooks which she narrated, are all available through www.annielanzillotto.com, and audiobooks on Audible.com.

WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sidewalk Café 94 Avenue A (6th Street), Manhattan

COVER: $8 includes beverage
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net Edited by Christina Bruni
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