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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
Send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

MARCH 10, 2018

Recipient of the Dante Award in 2016, Laura Caparrotti is a director, actress, journalist, teacher, lecturer, consultant, dialect-coach, curator with an Italian accent. She has studied and worked professionally for over ten years in Italy before relocating to NY where she founded KIT-Kairos Italy Theater, now the most well known Italian Theater Company in New York and In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five boroughs and beyond. Kit-Kairos Italy Theater is in residence at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches at Fordham University and is Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.  Her fifth collection of poems, Still Pilgrim was published this spring.  Additional publications include a memoir, Mortal Blessings, and a critical biography, Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith. O’Donnell is also an essayist and regular contributor to America magazine.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 10 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker

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.

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net Edited by Christina Bruni
Send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Angelo Verga and Mary Giaimo

Angelo Verga is the author of seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Long & Short, including The Street in Your Head (YBK, 2016). Other works include A Hurricane Is (Jane Street, 2002) and Praise for What Remains (Three Rooms, 2009). His work has been published in more than 100 poetry venues, both here and abroad, and has been widely anthologized and translated. He was an owner of Cornelia Street Café, where his programs (1997-2015) created a home for poets and audiences alike.

Mary Giaimo is a New York City poet and educator. Her poetry and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Journal, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, The Ocean State Review, ItalianAmericanWriters.com, Poetry in Performance, American Book Review, Newtown Literary and in the anthology New Hungers for Old: One Hundred Years of Italian American Poetry. She holds an MA in Poetry from the City College of New York. She teaches English literature and writing at La Scuola d’Italia, a dual-language Italian/English school in Manhattan.

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

COVER: $8 includes beverage
WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net Edited by Christina Bruni
Send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.

 

IAWA Literary Series Boston Presents

IAWA in Boston presents at I AM Books:

Saturday February 17

6pm to 8pm

189 North Street

Boston, MA

 

Open Mic (sign-up at 5:45)

Featuring: 

Lo Galluccio, poet, memoirist and vocal artist, served as Cambridge’s Poet Populist from 2013 to 2015.  Her published works are: Hot Rain (Ibbetson St. Press), Terrible Baubles (Propaganda Press) and a prose-poem memoir, Sarasota VII (Cervena Barva Press).  She has performed at many venues in Boston and New York City.

Mary Bonina’s two poetry collections are Living Proof (2007) and Clear Eye Tea (2010). Author of My Father’s Eyes: A Memoir, she has also recently completed a novel. Bonina is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and on the Board of the Writers Room of Boston.