Monthly Archives: August 2016

IAWA’s Open Reading Series Featuring Wally Lamb and Gil Fagiani–September 10, 2016

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2ndSaturday 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 NYTimes best-selling author Wally Lamb and IAWA’s Gil Fagiani

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

WHEN:  Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Wally Lamb is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, She’s Come Undone, and most recently, We Are Water. Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 16 years. Lamb’s forthcoming sixth work of fiction, I’ll Take You There, will appear in November in both hardcover and digital form. The digital e-book will feature text, audio, music, and film.www.wallylamb.net

Gil Fagiani is a translator, essayist, short story writer, and poet. He has published five books of poetry the most recent of which is Logos (Guernica Editions, 2015). Other collections include: Stone Walls, and Chianti in Connecticut published by Bordighera Press, A Blanquito in El Barrio, and Rooks published by Rain Mountain Press; and three chapbooks, Crossing 116th Street, Grandpa’s Wine, and Serfs of Psychiatry.       

Fagiani co-curates the Italian American Writers’ Association’s monthly reading series, co-founded the Vito Marcantonio Forum, and is an associate editor of Feile-Festa: A Literary Arts Magazine. He directed a residential treatment program for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in downtown Brooklyn for 21 years. In February 2014, he was the subject of a New York Times article by David Gonzalez, “A Poet Mines Memories of Drug Addiction.”

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.

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

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Next Readings

October 8: Embroidered Stories -Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra @Sidewalk Café

November 12: Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello @Cornelia St. Café

December 10: Emerging Writers Forum

Our Mission

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

Circolo Literario, Online Poetry Circle

Initiated in 2014 by Gil Fagiani and Nick Matros. Members are welcomed to join this online poetry workshop. Contact fagianella@aol.com

IAWA’s Open Reading Series–Saturday, August 13th–featuring Joey Nicoletti and Nicole Santalucia

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th 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: New Bordighera Authors

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

WHEN:  Saturday, August 13, 20165:30 – 7:30 pm 9781599540870-Perfect.indd

WHO:

Joey Nicoletti is the author of two-full length poetry collections and four chapbooks, most recently Reverse Graffiti (Bordighera, 2015) and Counterfeit Moon (NightBallet Press, 2016). His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw,The Potomac, and Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince. A graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College MFA program, he teaches creative writing and literature at SUNY Buffalo State College.

 

Nicole Santalucia is the author of Because I Did Not Die (Bordighera Press, 2015). She is a recipient of the Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize from Arcadia Magazine for Driving Yourself to Jail in July (2014) and the 2015 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize from the Tishman Review. Santalucia received her M.F.A. from The New School University and her Ph.D. in English from santaluciaBinghamton University where she founded and directed The Binghamton Poetry Project, a literary outreach program that reaches underserved audience. She teaches at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and conducts poetry workshops at the Cumberland County Prison.

COVER: $8 includes beverage. CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; or 212-473-7373. 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

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

 

September 10: Gil Fagiani and Frank Lentricchia @Cornelia St. Café

October 8: Embroidered Stories -Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra @Sidewalk Café

November 12: Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello @Cornelia St. Café

December 10: Emerging Authors organized by Edvige Giunta, IAWA Academic Liaison

Our Mission

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

Circolo Literario, Online Poetry Circle

Initiated in 2014 by Gil Fagiani and Nick Matros. Members are welcomed to join this online poetry workshop. Contact fagianella@aol.com