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. Visit and join at iawa.net
IAWA Features Journalists Paul Salsini and AMNY’s Mark Chiusano
WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm
WHO: Mark Chiusano is the author of Marine Park, which received an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. He is a columnist for Newsday and amNew York, where he writes the daily newsletter amExpress. His stories and essays have appeared in Guernica, Harvard Review, and The Atlantic, and he was born, raised and lives in Brooklyn.
Paul Salsini is a veteran Milwaukee journalist who now teaches at Marquette University. His first novel, The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany resulted in “A Tuscan Series,” five novels and collections of short stories that follow the characters to 2000. He received the Sons of Italy 2011 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Excellence in Literature.
COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.
DIRECTIONS: A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
Next IAWA Events & Readings
JUNE 10: Olivia Kate Cerrone and Nino Provenzano/bilingual; Jessica Femiani, hosting @ Sidewalk Café
JULY 8: IAWA co-founder Peter Carravetta & Marianne Leone
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
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.