IAWA Boston and New York City Literary Series November 2021

 

IAWA New York & Boston Present:

Academy of American Poets Fellows

Rosemarie Dombrowski & Grace Cavalieri

Saturday, November 20, 2021 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15!

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Rosemarie Dombrowski is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Phoenix, AZ and the founding editor of both rinky dink press (a publisher of micro-poetry) and The Revolution (Relaunch), an award-winning, creative resurgence of the newspaper of the National Woman’s Suffrage Association. She’s published three collections of poetry, including The Cleavage Planes of Southwest Minerals [A Love Story], winner of the 2017 Split Rock Review chapbook competition. She’s the recipient of an Arts Hero Award, a Great 48 award, a Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets. She’s also the founding director of Revisionary Arts, a nonprofit that facilitates therapeutic poetry workshops.

Grace Cavalieri is Maryland’s tenth Poet Laureate. She’s the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry and produced plays. Grace holds The AWP’s George Garrett Award, the Pen-Fiction, the Allen Ginsberg, Bordighera Poetry, and Paterson Poetry awards; the “Annie” Award; The inaugural Columbia Award; and The CPB Silver Medal. Her new book is The Secret Letters of Madame de Stael.” She founded and hosts “The Poet and the Poem,” celebrating 45 years on-air in 2022, now from The Library of Congress.

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Maria Lisella, Jennifer Martelli, Julia Lisella

Curators, Italian American Writers Association

IAWA Boston and New York City Literary Series October 2021

 

Presents:

GIOVANNA RICCIO and LENNY DELLAROCCA

Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15!

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When: Oct 30, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Giovanna Riccio emigrated from Calabria, Italy to Canada as a child.  She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is the author of Vittorio (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2010), Strong Bread (Quattro Books, 2011), and Plastic’s Republic (Guernica Editions, 2019). Her work has been translated into Italian, French, Spanish, and Romanian. Giovanna is the 2021 winner of the Venera Fazio Poetry Prize.  For more on Giovanna, giovannariccio.com.

Lenny DellaRocca’s latest book is Festival of Dangerous Ideas  (Unsolicited Press, 2019). Lenny is founder and co-publisher of South Florida Poetry Journal-SoFloPoJo. His work has appeared in many fine journals since 1980. He was recently interviewed by Grace Cavalieri on The Poet and The Poem for NPR and the Library of Congress. He has two full-length, and two chapbook collections.

 

 

 

IAWA Boston and New York City Literary Series September 2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021:
06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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IAWA New York & Boston Present:

 

Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Annie Lanzillotto
 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 (on Zoom)
6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15!
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan is winner of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She is the Founder/Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, editor of the Paterson Literary Review, and Professor Emerita in creative writing at Binghamton University—SUNY. She has published 23 books, including her latest book, When the Stars Were Visible (Stephen F. Austin University Press, April, 2021). Visit her website at www.mariagillan.com.

 

 
 
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Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is a poet, memoirist and performance-artist; author of the books: “Hard Candy: Caregiving, Mourning and Stage Light,” and “Pitch, Roll, Yaw” (Guernica World Editions), “L is for Lion: an italian bronx butch freedom memoir” (SUNY Press, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Foundation Award), and “Schistsong,” (Bordighera Press). She’s performed throughout the USA, and in Italy at Napoli Citta Libro—Napoli, Fondazione Sassi—Matera, Queer Film Fest—PalermoAssociazione Lette di Sera—Potenza.

 
 
 

IAWA Boston and New York Literary Series June 2021

JANINE CERTO and SANDRA MARCHETTI

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15!

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When: Jun 26, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Janine Certo is the author of three books, including Elixir, winner of both the New American Poetry Prize and the Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize (forthcoming, co-published by New American Press and Bordighera Press). A winner of Nimrod International Journal’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her poems appear/are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, New Ohio Review, Poetry Northwest, Shenandoah, Vallum, and elsewhere. She is an associate professor at Michigan State University.

                                                              Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence (Sundress Publications, 2015) and four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essaysHer poems appear in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest ReviewSubtropics, and elsewhere. Her essays can be found at Mid-American ReviewBarrelhousePleiades, and other venues. She is a poetry editor at River Styx Magazine. 

 

 

 

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IAWA New York and Boston Present March 2021

PLEASE JOIN US for another Italian Night! 

IAWA invites you to a reading to hear the work of Paola Corso and Joe Giordano

Saturday, March 27  6:00 PM (EST) / 5:00 PM (CST) 
Admission Free

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IAWA New York and Boston Present February 2021

RITA CIRESI & BRIAN FANELLI

Saturday, February 27th, 2021 (on Zoom)

6-8 PM; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15.

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Rita Ciresi is author of the novels Bring Back My Body to MePink Slip, Blue Italianand Remind Me Again Why I Married You, the story collections Sometimes I Dream in Italian and Mother Rocket, and two award-winning collections of flash fiction (Female Education and Second Wife).  She is professor of English at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Brian Fanelli is the author of Waiting for the Dead to Speak (NYQ Books), winner of the Devil’s Kitchen Poetry Prize and All that Remains (Unbound Content). Brian’s poetry has been featured on “The Writer’s Almanac” and Verse Daily and published in The Los Angeles Times, Paterson Literary ReviewMain Street Rag, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of English at Lackawanna College, Fanelli also writes about horror film for Signal Horizon MagazineHorror Homeroom, and the Schuylkill Valley Journal.

IAWA New York and Boston Present January 2021

ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION

BOSTON & NEW YORK 

INVITE YOU TO: 

IAWA Literary Reading Series Featuring

Christine Casson & Kailey Tedesco

Saturday January 30, 2021  (on Zoom)

6-8 PM; Open Mic begins at 6 – doors “close” at 6:15!

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Christine Casson is the author of After the First World, poems. She is at work on a book of non-fiction titled, Trauma, Memory, Identityand on a study of the poetic sequence titled, Sequence and Time Signature: A Study in Poetic Orchestration.  Her second book of poems, Needle’s Eye, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2021. She is Scholar- / Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College.  

Kailey Tedesco is the author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton (April Gloaming Publishing), Lizzie, Speak, and FOREVERHAUS (both White Stag Publishing). She is a senior editor for Luna Luna Magazine, and she teaches literature and writing in Bethlehem, PA.