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* Spring Poetry ReadingSpring Poetry Reading

Time: 6:00 pm

Italian Americana and VIA, the two national Italian American journals that feature poetry and fiction by Italian Americans, are coming together on Friday, April 7 for an historic event: a joint poetry reading at the Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. Dean Anthony Tamburri is hosting, and Peter Covino and Maria Terrone, as poetry editors of VIA and Italian Americana respectively, will be moderating. Refreshments will be served. VIA Voices in Italian Americana: CHIARA MAZZUCCHELLI, EDITOR John Bargowski, Gil Fagiani, Mary Giaimo, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Maria Lisella, Susan Miller, Vittoria repetto, Maria Terrone Italian Americana: CARLA SIMONINI, EDITOR B. Amore, Phyllis Capello, Terese Coe, Peter Covino Marisa Frasca, Joanna Clapps Herman, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Richard Parisio WHEN: Friday, April 7 @ 6pm WHERE: Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor.

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* IAWA ReadingIAWA Reading

Time: 5:30 pm

The Italian American Writers Association 2nd Saturday Reading Series. Poets Judith Vollmer and Stephen Massimilla will read from their latest works. Vollmer is the author of five full-length books of poetry, including The Apollonia Poems, winner of the Four Lakes Poetry Prize of the University of Wisconsin Press (2017). Massimilla won the New England Book Award and a US News Best Book Finalist Award for Cooking with the Muse; A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry and Literary Fare (Tupelo, 2016). Sponsored by The Italian American Writers Association. Sidewalk Cafe 94 Avenue (6th Street), Manhattan Admission: $8 (includes 1 drink); open to the public Contact: Maria Lisella 718-777-1178 marialisella@aol.com

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* Celebrating Poetry MonthCelebrating Poetry Month

Time: 6:00 pm

Celebrating Poetry Month with the Italian American Writers Association: several poets and authors (including Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella) will celebrate National Poetry Month along with I AM Books during this special event in collaboration with the Italian American Writers Association. B. Amore, Mary Bonina, Peter Covino, Gil Fagiani, Julia Lisella, Maria Lisella. I AM Books, 189 North St., Boston, MA 02113.

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* Olivia Kate CerroneOlivia Kate Cerrone

Time: 6:00 pm

Olivia Kate Cerrone presents The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017).

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* Dana GioiaDana Gioia

Time: 2:00 pm

Celebrating Gioia's acheivements, WWBA will present Dana Gioia with the Champion of Literacy award. Tribute by John Barr. The celebration includes: * Student finalists from the Poetry Out Loud competition, founded by Dana Gioia and John Barr, will recite poetry in his honor. * Reading by Gioia with Q&A * Join Gioia to discuss the impact of NEA on the arts in our communities and our schools. * LI media coverage. Be an arts advocate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Refreshments Served. For more info visit waltwhitman.org or (631) 427-5240 ext. 112. Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746.

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