Monthly Archives: January 2018

IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

APRIL 14, 2018

Maria Fama is the author of seven books of poetry including Mystics in the Family, Looking for Coverand the newly released, Other Nations: an animal journal. Her work appears in numerous publications and has been anthologized. Fama has read her poetry in many cities across the country, read one of her stories on National Public Radio, and co-founded a video production company. Her poems have won prizes, including the Amy Tritsch Needle Award and the Aniello Lauri Prize. In 1998 her poem “6:35 AM” was a finalist in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto debuts her new double book of poetry / memoir:”Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning, and stagelight” and “Pitch Roll Yaw” (2018, Guernica Editions).  Her most recent albums of of songs are: “Never Argue With a Jackass” and “Swampjuice: Yankee With A Southern Peasant Soul.”  Her albums, memoir,  L is for Lion (SUNY Press, Lambda Literary Award Finalist), poetry collection Schistsong (Bordighera Press) and the accompanying audiobooks which she narrated, are all available through www.annielanzillotto.com, and audiobooks on Audible.com.

WHEN: Saturday April 14, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Sidewalk Café 94 Avenue A (6th Street), Manhattan

COVER: $8 includes beverage
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
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IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

MARCH 10, 2018

Recipient of the Dante Award in 2016, Laura Caparrotti is a director, actress, journalist, teacher, lecturer, consultant, dialect-coach, curator with an Italian accent. She has studied and worked professionally for over ten years in Italy before relocating to NY where she founded KIT-Kairos Italy Theater, now the most well known Italian Theater Company in New York and In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italian Theater Festival to take place in all five boroughs and beyond. Kit-Kairos Italy Theater is in residence at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches at Fordham University and is Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.  Her fifth collection of poems, Still Pilgrim was published this spring.  Additional publications include a memoir, Mortal Blessings, and a critical biography, Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith. O’Donnell is also an essayist and regular contributor to America magazine.

WHEN:  Saturday, March 10 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

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

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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IAWA Literary Series NYC Presents

FEBRUARY 10, 2018

Angelo Verga and Mary Giaimo

Angelo Verga is the author of seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Long & Short, including The Street in Your Head (YBK, 2016). Other works include A Hurricane Is (Jane Street, 2002) and Praise for What Remains (Three Rooms, 2009). His work has been published in more than 100 poetry venues, both here and abroad, and has been widely anthologized and translated. He was an owner of Cornelia Street Café, where his programs (1997-2015) created a home for poets and audiences alike.

Mary Giaimo is a New York City poet and educator. Her poetry and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, The Journal, VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, The Ocean State Review, ItalianAmericanWriters.com, Poetry in Performance, American Book Review, Newtown Literary and in the anthology New Hungers for Old: One Hundred Years of Italian American Poetry. She holds an MA in Poetry from the City College of New York. She teaches English literature and writing at La Scuola d’Italia, a dual-language Italian/English school in Manhattan.

WHEN: Saturday February 10, 2018 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m.

COVER: $8 includes beverage
WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place
IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net Edited by Christina Bruni
Send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.

 

IAWA Literary Series Boston Presents

IAWA in Boston presents at I AM Books:

Saturday February 17

6pm to 8pm

189 North Street

Boston, MA

 

Open Mic (sign-up at 5:45)

Featuring: 

Lo Galluccio, poet, memoirist and vocal artist, served as Cambridge’s Poet Populist from 2013 to 2015.  Her published works are: Hot Rain (Ibbetson St. Press), Terrible Baubles (Propaganda Press) and a prose-poem memoir, Sarasota VII (Cervena Barva Press).  She has performed at many venues in Boston and New York City.

Mary Bonina’s two poetry collections are Living Proof (2007) and Clear Eye Tea (2010). Author of My Father’s Eyes: A Memoir, she has also recently completed a novel. Bonina is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and on the Board of the Writers Room of Boston.