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IAWA Features Prolific Peter Carravetta and Marianne Leone, Author and Actress-Saturday, July 8, 2017

26th 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.

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IAWA Features Prolific Peter Carravetta and Marianne Leone, Author and Actress

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

WHEN:  Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHO: Peter Carravetta, D’Amato Professor at Stony Brook University, has published eight books of criticism, including The Elusive Hermes: Method, Discourse, Interpreting (2013),  founded a journal, Differentia (1986-1999), co-edited several anthologies, and written seven books of poetry, four in Italian and three in English: Existenz (Chicago, 1976), The Sun and Other Things(Montreal, 1997), and The Other Lives (Toronto, 2014). Additionally, he has written eight books of criticism, and edited several journals and anthologies including Differentia, review of italian thought (1986-1999; now retrievable through Academic Commons). Born in Lappano, Sicily, Carravetta spent much of his youth growing up in the Bronx. He is also a co-founder of IAWA.

Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Post Road, Bark Magazine, Coastal Living and WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog. Her memoir, Jesse, A Mother’s Story Of Grief, Grace And Everyday Bliss, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. She had a recurring role on HBO’s hit show, “The Sopranos” as Joanne Moltisanti, Christopher’s mother. She has also appeared in films by David O. Russell, Larry David, John Sayles and Martin Scorsese. Her memoir Ma Speaks Up from Beacon Press was published by Beacon Press this year.

COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.

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

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

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Next IAWA Events & Readings

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

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