Monthly Archives: October 2015

IAWA’s Open Reading Series – November 14, 2015 Featuring Robert Agnoli & Thomas Fucaloro

The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. 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

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

WHEN:   Saturday November 14 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Robert Agnoli is an author and union organizer. Edge City: The Chronicles Of Bobby A: Un Italian’ In the USA is his first collection of poetry. Born in NYC and raised in North Jersey – Clifton, Garfield, Passaic, Paterson, Little Falls, Westfield – of immigrant parents he graduated from New York Military Academy, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Fordham University. Agnoli is on the Board of Directors of the Italian American Writers Association.

Thomas Fucaloro’s latest book of poetry, It Starts from the Belly and Blooms (three rooms press). He has been on three national slam teams and was the Inspired Word’s 2012 Grand Slam Champion. A co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press, he is also a writing coordinator at the Harlem Children’s Zone. Fucaloro recently won a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs. He earned an MFA from the New School for Creative Writing.

COVER: $9 includes complimentary drink.

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

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

Next Readings

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

2016

Jan. 9: Peter Marra and Maria Giura @Cornelia St. Café

Feb. 13: Anna Filomena and Frank Polizzi @Sidewalk Café

March 14: Diane Block and John Hennessy @Cornelia St. Cafe

IAWA: iawa.net

Blog: italian american writers café @i-italy.org

Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Contacts:  www.iawa.net,  www.corneliastreetcafe.com  or  www.sidewalkny.com

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Maria Mazziotti Gillan & Michael Palma – Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Italian American Writers Association will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. 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

WHEN: Saturday, October 10th, 5:30-7:30 pm

WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009

WHO: Maria Mazziotti Gillan is among the most prolific authors in the Italian American community and the world of poetry. She has authored more than 20 poetry collections, including The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (Cat in the Sun Books, 2014); Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press, 2013); and the The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books, 2013). Gillan is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She received the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs); the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers; and the 2008 American Book Award for her poetry collection, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). www.mariagillan.com

Michael Palma has achieved accolades for his 14 translations of modern Italian poets include recent editions of Maurizio Cucchi and Giovanni Raboni with Chelsea Editions and prize-winning volumes of Guido Gozzano and Diego Valeri with Princeton University Press, as well as books by Luigi Fontanella, Franco Buffoni, Sergio Corazzini, and others. His fully rhymed translation of Dante’s Inferno was published by Norton in 2002 and reprinted as a Norton Critical Edition in 2007.

More recently, Palma’s own poetry has appeared in two chapbooks, The Egg Shape and Antibodies; two full-length collections, A Fortune in Gold and Begin in Gladness; and an online chapbook, The Ghost of Congress Streethttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Palma

COVER: $8 includes beverage.

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

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

Next Readings

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

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

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