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IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents January 2019

Presents: IAWA in Boston at I AM Books

189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

Saturday January 26, 2019

6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!

 

FEATURING KATHY CURTO AND DANIELLE JONES

 

Kathy Curto is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood. She teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University and also serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy.

 

Danielle Jones is a poet and assistant director of the Writers House at Merrimack College. She is the recipient of the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award. Italian American (on her mother’s side), she lived in Abruzzo where she became a licensed interpreter.

 

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents January 2019

With the closing of Cornelia St. Cafe, IAWA will be exploring other venues for our literary reading.

Check website for venue changes. iawa.net

 

28th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

 

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 28th 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 Features Julie Forgione and Jennifer Martelli at NYPL Mulberry St. Branch

WHERE: New York Public Library Mulberry St. Branch

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

FUTURE DATES at this venue: July 13, September 15, November 9

WHEN:  Saturday, Jan. 12 @ 2-4 PM

WHO: 

Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry. A professional writing consultant at the Fashion Institute of Technology and an ESL teacher, she has a background in painting and fine art. She makes an annual sojourn to Italy each year to keep her Italian flowing and is a regular at IAWA readings.

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Uncanny Valley (Big Table Publishing Company, 2016) and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press, 2018), as well as the chapbook, After Bird from Grey Book Press. She is the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and poetry editor for The Mom Egg Review.

CONTRIBUTION: $3

CONTACT: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2018/01/12/literary-reading-italian-american-writers-association-featuring-julie

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

 

Next IAWA Events & Readings

Feb. 9 @ Sidewalk Cafe

Love, Lust, Eros or Talks on the Wild Side

 featuring Peter Marra and Camillia Trinchieri

NEW + NOTEWORTHY IAWA’s Boston Series

 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

 

Our Mission

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

Happy Holidays!
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 Old Faces in New Places: IAWA in 2019
We would like to thank you for sharing your work and your support for the past 27 years and look forward to listening, learning and promoting your work in the future.
The three rules of IAWA: 
Read each other, Write or be Written, Buy our Books
 
NEWS: 
This year saw the expansion of IAWA’s monthly literary series to Boston co-hosted by Jennifer C. Martelli and Julia Lisella at I AM Bookstore in the North End.As many of you may have heard, our venerable venue and home for the past 20 years in New York City, the Cornelia St. Cafe, will close its doors on Jan. 2, 2019. However, our 2nd Saturday reading series will continue and celebrate its 28th anniversary at nearby venues. 

 
We are still looking for venues for the 
March and May readings – suggestions welcomed.
For updates, please visit iawa.net
 

NYPL Mulberry Branch will co-host 
FUTURE DATES:
January 12, July 13, September 15, November 9
WHEN: 2-4 PM

LOCATION: 
Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
CONTRIBUTION: $3 
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
Subways: R, W – Prince Street
B, D, F, M – Broadway-Lafayette St.
One note: Appreciate volunteers to arrive at 1:30 to
set up chairs…many thanks, looking forward to a new IAWA
in a very old place, a former chocolate factory.
Sidewalk Cafe will co-host 
FUTURE DATES:
February 9, April 13, June 8, October 13, December 14
WHEN: 5:30-7:30 PM
LOCATION:
Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A & 6th St.
COVER: $8 includes complimentary drink.
Subways: #6 – Astor Place
R, N, W – 8th St., F – 2nd Ave., L – First Ave.
IAWA: iawa.net

 

IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents December 2018

Presents IAWA in Boston at I AM Books
(189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON MA)
Saturday December 8, 2018; 6pm to 8pm
Open mic signup 5:45!
FEATURING LISA DeSIRO AND CAMILLA TRINCHIERI


Lisa DeSiro is the author of
Labor (Nixes Mate, 2018) and Grief
Dreams (White Knuckle Press, 2017).
Her poems have appeared in various
journals and anthologies, and have been
set to music by several composers. She
works for a non-profit organization and
as an assistant editor for Indolent Books.
She is also a freelance pianist.


Camilla Trinchieri is
the author of The Price of Silence and
Seeking Alice, a fictionalized account of
her mother’s life in Europe during
WWII. She emigrated from Italy after
years working in the film industry,
and received an MFA from Columbia.
Under the name Camilla Crespi, she
has published eight mystery novels.

 

 

 

UPDATED Literary Series Events

IAWA’s Literary Readings will be on hiatus until January 12, 2019

Please scroll down to see upcoming dates [no Dec. 8, 2018 event]

 

IAWA wishes you all 

Buon Natale e

Felice Anno Nuovo

Ai Nostri Cari 

Speriamo che il 2019

Ci Porti Buona Salute

Felicita’

Armonia in Famiglia

e La Tanta Desiderata Pace

Fra le Nazioni

 

NEW + NOTEWORTHY IAWA’s Boston Series

 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA

Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

https://www.iambooksboston.com/calendar/

 

2019 New York City Literary Series Presents 

Jan. 12, 2019 @ Cornelia St.

Jennifer Martelli and Ned Balbo

 

Feb.  9 @ Sidewalk7-**

Love, Lust, Eros featuring Peter Marra and Camilla Trinchieri

 

March 9 @ Cornelia 

featuring Italiano per caso, Italian by Chance or by Marriage

Bernard Block and Rosalie Calabrese

 

April 13 @ Sidewalk

Laura Caparotti, Versetto Libero, Free Verse Project

Three Readers, Two Languages

 

May 11 @ Cornelia

Kathy Curto and Mike Fiorito

 

June 8 @ Sidewalk

Tales of Two Maria’s

Maria Terrone and Maria Giura

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents November 2018

IAWA’s #MeToo Moments
in Poetry and Prose
on 
Saturday, November 10, 2018
 
WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC
 
WHEN:  Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 @  5:45 – 7:45 pm

WHAT:  IAWA Speaks Out: The #MeToo Movement 
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary in 2018. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.  IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West takes place at Cornelia Street Café during odd months. Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two featured authors. 
 
WHO: This month, IAWA members address sexual harassment, and bullying in the workplace. 
Featuring are: B. Amore, Daniela Gioseffi and Maria Lisella who will be reading from prose pieces that are included in the upcoming anthology.
Other contributors are welcomed to join as are all participants of the Open Mic:  Amy Barone, Paola Corso, Jessica Femiani, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Daniela Gioseffi, Maria Giura, Maria Lisella, Kathryn Nocerinio, Lisa Paolucci, Nina Tassi,  Maria Terrone, and Tina Tocca. 
@ Cornelia
NOTE: Open Mic readers need not adhere to the theme. 
Bring a poem, a prose piece, bring a friend.
 Hosting: IAWA Board member, Maria Lisella and Member Marisa Frasca
 
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.
WEBSITE: iawa.net Web Mistress: Christina Bruni
IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net
Feel free to send links to book reviews of Italian American authors’ books to Annie Lanzillotto 
who will post the links to our Facebook.
 
 Our Mission: 
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.. The three rules of IAWA:
 
Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books
 
Next Readings 
 
December 8: Emerging Italian American Voices
from various metropolitan universities and colleges.
@ Sidewalk Cafe
 
Jan. 12, 2019 @ Cornelia St.
TBA
 
Feb. 9 @ Sidewalk
Love, Lust, Eros featuring Peter Marra and Camillia Trinchieri
 
March 9 @ Cornelia 
featuring Italiano per caso, Italian by Chance
Bernard Block and Rosalie Calabrese
 
April 13 @ Sidewalk
Laura Caparotti, Versetto Libero, Free Verse 
Three Readers, Two Languages
 
May 11 @ Cornelia
 
June 8 @ Sidewalk
Tales of Two Maria’s
Maria Terrone and Maria Giura

 

IAWA Literary Series New York City Presents November 2018

IAWA Speaks Out: The #MeToo Movement

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary in 2018. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its monthly 2nd Saturday literary series.

The 2nd Saturday literary series is one of the longest-running events of its kind in New York City.

IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West takes place at Cornelia Street Café during odd months.

Readings begin with an Open Mic followed by two featured authors.

In November, IAWA members address sexual harassment.

Participants may include:  Amy Barone, Paola Corso, Jessica Femiani, Marisa Frasca, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Daniela Gioseffi, Maria Giura, Maria Lisella, Kathryn Nocerinio, Lisa Paolucci, Nina Tassi, Maria Terrone, and Tina Tocca.

WHERE: Cornelia St. Cafe @ 29 Cornelia St.

About Cornelia St. Café …. recently featured on USA Today’s 10Best Places for Live Music

WHEN:  Saturday, Sept 8, 2018 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm

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.

WEBSITE: iawa.net Web Mistress: Christina Bruni

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

IAWA Literary Series New York City Presents October 2018

27th Anniversary Readings & Special Events

The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 27th 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 us at iawa.net

 IAWA Features Elizabeth Primamore and  Stephanie Laterza

WHERE: @ Sidewalk Café 94 Ave. A & 6th St.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm

WHO: Elizabeth Primamore’s latest publication is Shady Women: Three Short Plays, published by Upper Hand Press. Her most recent play, The Professor and Michael Field, was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a recipient of the Bernard and Shirley Handel Playwright Award. Primamore’s plays Just Fine and Blank were produced in HB Studio’s Ten Minute Play Festivals. In July 2016, she was a fellow at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Stephanie Laterza is a SU-CASA 2018 award recipient from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the author of acclaimed legal thriller, The Boulevard Trial. Her poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in L’Éphémère ReviewFirst Literary Review-EastOvunque SiamoA Gathering of the Tribes, Newtown LiteraryThe Nottingham Review, and Obra/Artifact.

COVER: $8 includes beverage CONTACT: www.sidewalkny.com; 212-473-7373 DIRECTIONS: By Subway, F to Second Avenue or #6 to Astor Place

IAWA: iawa.net IAWA Newsletter: newsletter@iawa.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/italianamericanwritersassociation

IAWA with Bordighera Press and John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

October 16, 2018

Book Launch of Missing Madonnas by Gil Fagiani

***UPDATED*** Please call to reserve: (212) 642-2001

6:00 p.m. @ John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

In the posthumously published Missing Madonnas, the late poet Gil Fagiani writes with lyricism and humor. Dedicated to his Orlandini family, this book is the last in a trilogy; the first two volumes are Chianti in Connecticut and Stone Walls.

This event is co-sponsored by the Italian American Writers Association, Bordighera Press and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.

@ John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

25 W 43rd St., 17th Floor, NYC 10036

212-642-2094

calandra@qc.edu

calandrainstitute.org