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The Italian American Writers Association is pleased to share Italian American cultural events of interest . If you would like an event to be listed on our calendar, please write to newsletter@iawa.net.

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* Writers ResistWriters Resist

Time: 6:00 pm

Join Queens writers and artists as they invoke language, music and art to celebrate our love of democracy, equality, and compassion. Featured artists will respond to these times through poetry, prose, and image. Bring pen and paper - we will make time for a writing exercise to #WriteOurDemocracy together. Terraza 7 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst, NY 11373 Readings by Queens Writers Nadia Ahmad Bani Amor Christen Clifford Sherese Francis Maria Lisella, Queens Poet Laureate Vikas Menon KC Trommer

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* VMF Honors M. Mark-ViveritoVMF Honors M. Mark-Viverito

Time: 12:00 pm

The Friends of Vito Marcantonio Forum will honor Speaker of the NYC Council Melissa Mark–Viverito. Gaetana's Ristorante Italiano: 143 Christopher Street (Corner of Greenwich Street) Complete dinner will be served: appetizers, choice of entrée, dessert, and coffee/tea, nonalcoholic beverage. General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Patron: $30 in advance/$35 at the door Benefactor: $100. You can purchase tickets in advance by going to Brown Paper Tickets by clicking onto this link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2761054 or by mailing a check made out to Gerald Meyer and mailed to 381-2n St. Bklyn, 11215, or Roberto Ragone @ 231 W 148th St. # 1R 10039. http://vitomarcantonioforum.com/

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* IAWA's Open Reading SeriesIAWA's Open Reading Series

Time: 5:30 pm

Featuring Joel Allegretti and Annie Lanzillotto. Open mic of five minutes precedes the featured writers. $8 admission includes one drink. Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, NYC. 5:30 - 7:30 pm http://www.sidewalkny.com/

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* Great Weather for PoetryGreat Weather for Poetry

Time: 1:00 pm

great weather for MEDIA editors Thomas Fucaloro and Aimee Herman will be hosting an informal writing workshop designed to inspire writers to create new work, inspired by prompts. We will also be workshopping your poems as well, so if you are interested, please bring at least 10 copies of a poem that you want workshopped. We hope to do this workshop once a month. We hope to not only nurture our poetry community, but to also allow for other poets to lead these workshops in the near future. There is a suggested $5 donation but if you can’t pay, you will not be turned away. Dixon Place 161 Chrystie St New York, NY 10002 USA

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* Women’s & Trans’ PoetryWomen’s & Trans’ Poetry

Time: 7:00 pm

Women's & Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mic for Women & Trans'. Featured Writers: Bina Sharif & Maria Lisella. $5 suggested donation This series, started in 1999, is hosted by Vittoria repetto – the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the lower east side. Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. (between Staton & Rivington). 1 1/2 blocks south from E.Houston, NYC. 212-777-6028 info@bluestockings.com http://www.bluestockings.com/ Open mic ( for women & trans only) – sign-up at 7 pm – 8 minute limit Bring your poetry, your prose, your songs, and your spoken word. Take V or F train to 2nd Ave. and exit from the 1st Ave exit and walk south down Allen St. (aka. 1st Ave) 1 ½ blocks to the store.

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