Category Archives: Uncategorized

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents November 2018

IAWA’s #MeToo Moments
in Poetry and Prose
on 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
 
WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC
 
WHEN:  Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 @  5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHAT:  IAWA Speaks Out: The #MeToo Movement 
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary in 2018. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.  IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West takes place at Cornelia Street Café during odd months. Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two featured authors. 
 
WHO: This month, IAWA members address sexual harassment, and bullying in the workplace. 
Featuring are: B. Amore, Daniela Gioseffi and Maria Lisella who will be reading from prose pieces that are included in the upcoming anthology.
Other contributors are welcomed to join as are all participants of the Open Mic:  Amy Barone, Paola Corso, Jessica Femiani, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Daniela Gioseffi, Maria Giura, Maria Lisella, Kathryn Nocerinio, Lisa Paolucci, Nina Tassi,  Maria Terrone, and Tina Tocca. 
@ Cornelia
NOTE: Open Mic readers need not adhere to the theme. 
Bring a poem, a prose piece, bring a friend.
 Hosting: IAWA Board member, Maria Lisella and Member Marisa Frasca
 
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
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 
 
December 8: Emerging Italian American Voices
from various metropolitan universities and colleges.
@ Sidewalk Cafe
 
Jan. 12, 2019 @ Cornelia St.
TBA
 
Feb. 9 @ Sidewalk
Love, Lust, Eros featuring Peter Marra and Camillia Trinchieri
 
March 9 @ Cornelia 
featuring Italiano per caso, Italian by Chance
Bernard Block and Rosalie Calabrese
 
April 13 @ Sidewalk
Laura Caparotti, Versetto Libero, Free Verse 
Three Readers, Two Languages
 
May 11 @ Cornelia
 
June 8 @ Sidewalk
Tales of Two Maria’s
Maria Terrone and Maria Giura

 

IAWA Literary Series New York City Presents November 2018

IAWA Speaks Out: The #MeToo Movement

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary in 2018. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.

The 2nd Saturday literary series is one of the longest-running events of its kind in New York City.

IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West takes place at Cornelia Street Café during odd months.

Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two featured authors.

In November, IAWA members address sexual harassment.

Participants may include:  Amy Barone, Paola Corso, Jessica Femiani, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Daniela Gioseffi, Maria Giura, Maria Lisella, Kathryn Nocerinio, Lisa Paolucci, Nina Tassi, Maria Terrone, and Tina Tocca.

WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe @ 29 Cornelia St.

About Cornelia St. Café …. recently featured on USA Today’s 10Best Places for Live Music

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

IAWA Literary Series New York City Presents October 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 Elizabeth Primamore and  Stephanie Laterza

WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café 94 Ave. A & 6th St.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm

WHO: Elizabeth Primamore’s latest publication is Shady Women: Three Short Plays, published by Upper Hand Press. Her most recent play, The Professor and Michael Field, was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a recipient of the Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Award. Primamore’s plays Just Fine and Blank were produced in HB Studio’s Ten Minute Play Festivals. In July 2016, she was a fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Stephanie Laterza is a SU-CASA 2018 award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the author of acclaimed legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial. Her poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in L’Éphémère ReviewFirst Literary Review-EastOvunque SiamoA Gathering of the Tribes, Newtown LiteraryThe Nottingham Review, and Obra/Artifact.

COVER: $8 includes beverage 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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

IAWA with Bordighera Press and John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

October 16, 2018

Book Launch of Missing Madonnas by Gil Fagiani

***UPDATED*** Please call to reserve: (212) 642-2001

6:00 p.m. @ John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

In the posthumously published Missing Madonnas, the late poet Gil Fagiani writes with lyricism and humor. Dedicated to his Orlandini family, this book is the last in a trilogy; the first two volumes are Chianti in Connecticut and Stone Walls.

This event is co-sponsored by the Italian American Writers Association, Bordighera Press and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

@ John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

25 W 43rd St., 17th Floor, NYC 10036

212-642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

calandrainstitute.org

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents October 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 Elizabeth Primamore and Maria Terrone @Sidewalk Cafe October 13, 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,October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO:
Elizabeth Primamore’s book Shady Women: Three Short Plays features three of her plays; and Maria Terrone’s creative nonfiction appears in the newly published, At Home in the New World.
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

 

 

 

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents September 2018

Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

John Domini has published three novels and three books of stories, the latest MOVIEOLA! (Dzanc, 2016). The book earned good notices; J.C. Hallman, in The Millions, called it “a new shriek for a new century.” Shorter fiction has appeared in Paris Review and elsewhere, and non-fiction — much of it about Naples and his Southern Italian family — in the New York Times and elsewhere. He has taught at Harvard and other places, and much of his literary criticism is collected in The Sea-God’s Herb (2014). He’s won a literature fellowship from the NEA, and one of his novels, in translation, was runner-up for Italy’s Domenico Rea award. A new novel, set in Naples, will appear in 2019. General information is at www.johndomini.com.

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. This Is Not Happening to You, his first collection of short fiction, appeared in November 2017. He is also the author of  Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poetry), and Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse.  His work has been published in China, the Philippines, Singapore, and Australia, and anthologized in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, We Contain Multitudes: Twelve Years of Softblow, and Long Island Noir. He is a member of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators.  He teaches in the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.

WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe @ 29 Cornelia St.

About Cornelia St. Café …. recently featured on USA Today’s 10Best Places for Live Music

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Upcoming Events

October 13: Elizabeth Primamore and Maria Terrone

@ Sidewalk

 

November 10: Book Preview

IAWA Women Speak Out: #MeToo, #YouToo, #WeToo

@ Cornelia St. Cafe

 Please note: 

IAWA’s 2nd series is in Boston, look for it @ I AM Books

189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Author, Julia Lisella

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

 

IAWA Celebrates National Translation Month

IAWA Celebrates National Translation Month @ at Carmine Street Metrics

Date:: Sunday Sept. 23

Time: 3-6 pm

IAWA joins Loren Kleinman and Claudia Serea founders of National Translation Month (NTM) co-hosted by Anton Yakovlev, Wendy Sloan, and Kate Bernadette Benedict to celebrate NTM for a special reading of translated poetry and a tribute to Italian American translator and co-curator of IAWA’s monthly literary reading series, Gil Fagiani who passed away April 12, 2018. NTM celebrates literary works in translation every year in September.

www.nationaltranslationmonth.org

@ Otto’s Shrunken Head

538 E 14th St, New York, NY 10009

201-460-4913

Brooklyn Book Festival

Bordighera Press and IAWA at Brooklyn Book Festival

Date: Sunday, September 16 

Time: 10 am – 6 pm

Bordighera Press and the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will once again be sharing a table at The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City.

Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace.

Location:  Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Free and Open to the Public

Contact: Nicholas Grosso – info@bordigherapress.org

New York City IAWA Literary Series Presents September 2018

New York City IAWA Literary Series Presents September 2018

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary in 2018.

Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.  IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café. IAWA West takes place at Cornelia Street Café during odd months. Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two featured authors.

Saturday, September 8:

John Domini has published three novels and three books of stories, the latest MOVIEOLA! (Dzanc, 2016).

Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop; This Is Not Happening to You, is his first short fiction collection.

@ Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation