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A Touch of Sicily with Cerrone and Provenzano – June 10, 2017

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th 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 A Touch of Sicily with Olivia Kate Cerrone and bilingual poet, Nino Provenzano

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

WHEN:  Saturday, June 10, 2017 @  5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO: Olivia Kate Cerrone’s Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review’s Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Paterson Literary Review, VIA, and Italian Americana. The Hunger Saint, a historical novella about the child miners of rural Sicily, was published by Bordighera Press in 2017.

Nino Provenzano was born in Sicily, and lives in the United States. He is Vice President of Arba Sicula. He has published three collections of bilingual poetry, Sicilian-English. His latest, Footprints in the Snow, was presented at St. John’s University September 2016. Provenzano has collaborated with film-makers Spike Lee and actor/director John Turturro for translating English into Sicilian.

Hosting: Jessica Femiani

COVER: $8 includes beverage CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373 DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor PlaceIAWA: iawa.net; IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

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

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

Next IAWA Events & Readings

JULY 8: IAWA co-founder Peter Carravetta & Marianne Leone

AUGUST: Ferragosto/Vacation

SEPTEMBER 9: Jessica Femiani & dramatic reading by Margherita Peluso & John Martello in celebration of Pirandello@ Cornelia St. Cafe

OCTOBER 14: Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Novelist Camilla Trinchieri @ Sidewalk Cafe

NOVEMBER 11: Louisa Ermelino and Elizabeth Primamore @Cornelia St. Cafe

DECEMBER 9: Emerging Voices 3rd Edition @ Sidewalk Cafe

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.