Monthly Archives: October 2016

IAWA’s Open Reading Series–Saturday, November 12, 2016 Featuring Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello

25th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

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 Post-Election Escape Plan:  

Listen to the Poetry of Chuck Joy and Jennifer Militello

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

WHEN:  Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Chuck Joy’s most recent collection Said the Growling Dog (Nirala Publications). Joy hosted Poetry Scene, a weekly poetry event at The Erie (Book Store for eight years. A child psychiatrist, Joy is co-chair of the Art Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and poetry coordinator for the AACAP News.

Jennifer Militello has authored three collections of poetry: A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments (Tupelo Press, 2016), Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013) was named one of the top 10 poetry books of 2013 by Best American Poetry, and Flinch of Song, won the Tupelo Press First Book Award. Her poems have been published widely in such journals as American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The North American Review, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, and anthologized in Best New Poets. She teaches at New England College. www.jennifermilitello.com

COVER: $10 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 IAWA Events & Readings

December 10, 2016: 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 Letterario, 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 Open Reading Series Featuring Embroidered Stories – Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. 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: Embroidered Stories from the Italian Diaspora

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

WHEN:  Saturday, October 8, 20165:30 – 7:30 pm

WHO: Edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, Embroidered Stories (University Press of Mississippi, 2014) is a collection of work that interprets Italian women’s needlework, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The collection is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by 37 authors ranging from meolire, poetry and visula arts. Joining them will be three contributors: Paola Corso, Joanna Clapps Herman and Marisa Frasca.

Of Embroidered Stories, Adriana Trigiani writes: “This collection is a treasure of all that is sacred and dear, the unsung women in our lives who made the world more beautiful with their talents.”

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

Next Readings

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