Monthly Archives: July 2015

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Louisa Calio & Carole Giangrande – August 8, 2015

Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month.  IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. For membership renewal, please click on the “Join IAWA” page above.

WHEN: Saturday, AUGUST 8, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café, 94 Ave. A & 6th Street, NYC

WHO: Louisa Calio’s collection, Journey to the Heart Waters, was published by Legas Press in 2014. Best known as the curator of the Poets and Writers Piazza for Hofstra’s Italian Experience for 12 years, she is also on the Advisory Board of Arba Sicula. In 2013 she won first prize from the City of Messina, Sicily, 4th international poetry competition for her poem “Bhari.” Her work has appeared in GRADIVA, The Journal of Italian Translation, Voices of Italian Americana, New Verse News, Studia Mystica, She is Everywhere, darkmother, Remembrances, and Sweet Lemons 2.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_Calio

Carole Giangrande is a Toronto-based novelist and author of eight books, including the award-winning novella, A Gardener On The Moon, the novels An Ordinary Star and A Forest Burning, a short story collection, Missing Persons and the novella, Midsummer. Her new novella, Here Comes The Dreamer will be published in September 2015. A former radio-journalist, she worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as co-host of the popular Radio Noon program. She’s read her fiction at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, at the Banff Centre for the Arts (as an Artist-in-Residence), and her 50-part literary podcast Words to Go has been downloaded over 20,000 times in 30 countries. She is currently at work on a novel. www.carolegiangrande.com.

COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.

CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; or 212-473-7373.

Events kick off with Open Mic readings of five minutes.

DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Bleecker Street. (more)

Upcoming 2015 Readings:

Sept. 12: Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta @Cornelia St. Café

Oct. 10: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Michael Palma @ Sidewalk Café

Nov.14: Bob Agnoli and Tommy Fucaloro @Cornelia St. Café

Dec. 12: Premiere of Student Partners Night @Sidewalk Café

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IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Caterina Edwards & Fred Misurella – July 11, 2015

Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months. For membership renewal, visit IAWA’s revamped website @ iawa.net where you will also find our monthly Newsletter.

Canadian-based Caterina Edwards’ newest novel and sixth book, The Sicilian Wife, was published in April, 2015.  Her nonfiction book, Finding Rosa : A Mother With Alzheimer’s/A Daughter’s Search for the Past, a collection of stories, The Island of the Nightingales and several personal essays won major awards, while another novel, a play, and two novellas also received praise and critical attention.  Her work is the subject of Edwards: Essays on Her Works, a collection by critics from Canada, the United States, and Italy, was the first book published by Guernica in its series on Canadian writers. In all her writing, Edwards explores the collision of multiple selves and cultures, private memory and public history, here and there. She is a long-term member of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers.www.caterinaedwards.com

Fred Misurella has published two novels, Only Sons, and Arrangement in Black and White; Lies to Live By: Stories; Short Time, a novella; and Understanding Milan Kundera: Public Events, Private Affairs (a critical study of Kundera’s work). His stories and non-fiction have appeared in Partisan Review, Salmagundi, Kansas Quarterly, Voices in Italian Americana, L’Atelier du roman (in France), The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Book Review. His essays on Primo Levi appear in The Legacy of Primo Levi and Answering Auschwitz.

Misurella has taught journalism, writing, and Italian-American Literature at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and has read from his work at various venues in the U.S. and at international conferences of the Italian-American Studies Association (IASA).  He currently serves as Treasurer of theIASA and has recently been appointed editor of VIA (Voices in Italian Americana).www.FredMisurella.com

COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.  

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

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

Upcoming 2015 Readings:
Aug. 8: Louisa Calio and Carole Giagrande @Sidewalk  Café
Sept. 12: Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta @Cornelia St. Café
Oct. 10: Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Michael Palma @ Sidewalk Café
Nov.14: Bob Agnoli and Tommy Fucaloro @Cornelia St. Café
Dec. 12: Premiere of Student Partners Night @Sidewalk Café
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