SAVE the DATES for IAWA NYC Literary Series 2020

Ciao amici,

The Italian American Writers Association will be hosting our NYC Literary Series through June 2020 at NYPL Mulberry Street Library at 10 Jersey Street.

Save these dates you won’t want to miss our open mic and featured readers:

Saturdays: 1/11, 2/8, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

See you there!

Check this website for the details every month.

 

IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival

IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival

SATURDAY, JULY 27TH

THE WHITE HORSE

11:00 am

IAWA: Italian American Writers Association

Julie Forgione is working on two collections: one of short stories and another of poetry.

Mike Fiorito’s book Call Me Guido was just published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019.

Maria Lisella’s Thieves in the Family was published by NYQ Books; she launched her husband Gil Fagiani’s first posthumous collection, Missing Madonnas in 2018 and is working on a joint collection.

Peter Marra’s writings explore addiction, love, sex and secrets. Author of 4 poetry books and over 300 poems, his latest poetry collection is Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras

https://www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/

IAWA Boston at IDEA Festival: Save the Date

 
After the success of last year’s launch event, IDEA Boston returns with another two-day festival that will have everyone talking! Mark your calendars: Nov. 1-2. And if you want to stay up to date with all news on the festival, sign up for the IDEA Boston newsletter. Official program, calendar and ticket sales will be released later this summer. A presto!

 

IAWA NYC Literary Series July 2019

The Italian American Writers Association Presents

its 28th Anniversary Reading Series

SATURDAY, JULY 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

features 

Award-Winning Authors

Marisa Labozzetta and

Richard Vetere

 

All Readings begin with an Open Mic, followed by two features and book sales and signings.

WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

 

Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 

and new rule, Review each other!

 

Marisa Labozzetta is the author of the novels, Sometimes It Snows in America and Stay With Me, Lella; the collection of short stories, At the Copa; and her latest collection of linked stories, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. She is a two-time Eric Hoffer Award winner, a John Gardner Fiction Book Award Finalist, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. A Brooklyn native, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

 

Richard Vetere’s most recent project is the award-winning documentary Where Are We Now?  The Italian American Today, which he wrote, directed and co-produced.   His award-winning short film, The Kids Menu based on his play starred Vincent Pastore.  Vetere has published 25 plays including Caravaggio, Gangster Apparel, Machiavelli, Lady Macbeth and Her Lover.  He is currently developing a TV series based on his novel Baroque (Bordighera Press.)

His newest novel The White Envelope is pending publication, has already been awarded Honorable Mention in the Amazin’ Whodunit Mystery Writers Series.  His novel, The Third Miracle for which he co-wrote the screenplay adaptation starring Ed Harris, and produced by Francis Ford Coppola was released by Sony Picture Classics.  Other novels include The Writers Afterlife and Champagne and Cocaine.

Vetere has published three poetry collections: The Other Colors in a Snow Storm, Memories of Human Hands and A Dream of Angels. RichardVetereauthor.com

 

Upcoming Events:

July 27, 28

IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival

Governor’s Island

Hosted by Peter Marra

 

August

No Readings

 

September 14 

National Translation Month

Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips

Claudia Serea 

and 

Bordighera Book Boost: Sara Fruner

 

October 12 

Bordighera Book Boost: Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and 

Francesco Paolo Tanzj from Molise, Italy

 

November 9 

Book Boost:

Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan

 

December 14 

Zoe Trischka and TBA


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/

 

 

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents June 2019

The Italian American Writers Association Presents
its 28th Anniversary Reading Series
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
features 
Bordighera Book Boost x2: 
Maria Giura and
Maria Terrone
Maria Giura is the author of What My Father Taught Me, (Bordighera Press), which was recently named a finalist for the Paterson Book Prize. Her second book, a memoir, is forthcoming from Apprentice House. She has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Paterson Literary Review, and Salem College’s Center for Women Writers. Giura has taught at St. John’s University, Montclair State, and Binghamton University where she received her PhD. www.mariagiura.com
 
Maria Terrone’s debut essay collection, At Home in the New World (Bordighera Press), published in 2018, includes work from such journals as Witness, Green Mountains Review, and The Common. Poetry editor of Italian Americana, she is the author of Eye to Eye; A Secret Room in Fall (McGovern Prize, Ashland Poetry Press); The Bodies We Were Loaned, and a chapbook, American Gothic, Take 2.  www.mariaterrone.com
All Readings begin with an Open Mic, followed by two features and book sales and signings.
WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
WHEN: 2-4 PM
 Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 
and new rule, Review each other!
July 27, 28
 
IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival
Governor’s Island
Hosted by Peter Marra
July 13 
Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain
and Richard Vetere
September 14 
 
National Translation Month
Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips
Claudia Serea 
and 
Bordighera Book Boost: Sara Fruner
October 12 
 
Bordighera Book Boost: Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and 
Francesco Paolo Tanzj from Molise, Italy
November 9 
 
Book Boost:
Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
December 14 
 
Zoe Trischka and TBA

NEW + NOTEWORTHY
 IAWA’s Boston Series
 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA
Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

IAWA New York City Literary Series May 2019

SATURDAY, MAY 18 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
featuring 
Double Book Boost: 
 
Kathy Curto and 
Mike Fiorito
Kathy Curto teaches at The Writing Institute/Sarah Lawrence College and Montclair State University. She is the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood . She serves on the faculty of the Joe Papaleo Writers’ Workshop in Cetara, Italy and lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and their four children.
Mike Fiorito’s book Call Me Guido was just published by Ovunque Siamo Press in 2019. His two short story collections Hallucinating Huxley and Freud’s Haberdashery Habits & Other Stories were published by Alien Buddha Press in 2018.  His writings have appeared in Ovunque Siamo, Narratively, Mad Swirl, Pif Magazine, Longshot Island, Beautiful Losers, The Honest Ulsterman, Chagrin River Review, The New Engagement and other publications.He  is currently a guest editor for Mad Swirl Magazine.  His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
All Readings begin with an Open Mic, followed by two features and book sales and signings.
Hosted by Peter Marra
WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library
10 Jersey Street, New York, NY
Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,
near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street
Wheelchair accessible
WHEN: 2-4 PM
Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 
and new rule, Review each other!
 
June 22 @NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost:
Joe Giordano and Maria Lisella
 
June 29@ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Tales of Two Maria’s
Bordighera Book Boost x2:
Maria Terrone and Maria Giura
 
July 27, 28
IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival
Governor’s Island
Hosted by Peter Marra
 
July 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
Book Boost x2:
Sara Fruner, Bitter Bites from Sugar Hills
and 
Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. 
 
September 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 
National Translation Month
Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips
Claudia Serea and TBA
 
October 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and 
Francesco Paolo Tanzj from Molise, Italy
 
November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Book Boost:
Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan
 
December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.
Zoe Trischka and TBA

NEW + NOTEWORTHY
 IAWA’s Boston Series
 @ I AM Books 189 North Street Boston, MA
Hosted by Authors, Julia Lisella and Jennifer Martelli

IAWA New York City Literary Series April 2019

Be Part of Versetto Libretto’s Translation Project at this Reading

APRIL 27 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

featuring Versetto Libretto or Free Verse

Translation Experience with Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson

At the IAWA event, Italian artists and Free Verse poets will recite poems in their original version followed by the Italian translations.

The audience is invited to participate by bringing a short poem that will be translated.

Laura Caparrotti (Kairos Italy Theater) Since 2014, In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY has brought Italian artists to the Free Verse Poetry Workshops in the South Bronx to collaborate. Hosted in the heart of the waiting room of the NYC Department of Probation, the Italian artists translate poems written by the Free Verse participants, which include probation clients, their families, the staff, and community members. The Italian artists perform the poems together with their authors. In 2018, this experience became a book, Versetto Libero: a celebration, published by Kairos Italy Theater. The collection features poems, stories, photos that bear witness to four years of pure love and shared art, culture, and life.

Dave Johnson is the author of the play, Baptized To The Bone (Dramatists Books), a book of poems, Marble Shoot (Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University), and the editor of an anthology of poems, Movin’ (Scholastic/Orchard Books). Johnson is a Lecturer at Yale University, a Visiting Faculty member of the MFA Program at The New School University, and an Instructor at The Cooper Union School of Art. He teaches extensively in public libraries and with Poets House, in the nationwide Poetry in The Branches Public Library Initiative. Dave appeared as guest artist for The Manhattan Borough President’s inauguration 2006 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And appointed by the NYC Mayor’s Office, Johnson is currently serving as Poet in Residence for The Department of Probation of New York City.

Hosted by Camilla Trinchieri

WHERE: Mulberry Street Public Library

10 Jersey Street, New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets,

near Lafayette Street, one block south of East Houston Street

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Three rules of IAWA: Read each other; Write or be Written; Buy our Books; 

and new rule, Review each other!

 

May 18 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost x2:

Kathy Curto and Mike Fiorito

June 22 @NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost:

Joe Giordano and Maria Lisella

July 27, 28

IAWA at New York City Poetry Festival

Governor’s Island

Hosted by Peter Marra

June 29@ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Tales of Two Maria’s

Bordighera Book Boost x2:

Maria Terrone and Maria Giura

July 13 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

Book Boost x2:

Susan Gerardi Bello and 

Marisa Labozzetta, Thieves Never Steal in the Rain. 

September 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St. 

National Translation Month

Romance is in the Air and on Our Lips

Claudia Serea and TBA

October 12 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Book Boost:

Marisa Frasca, Wild Fennel and TBA

November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Book Boost:

Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan

December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Zoe Trischka and TBA


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/

IAWA Boston Literary Series March 2019

IAWA Boston Literary Series at I AM Books

189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

Saturday March 30, 2019; 6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!

FEATURING LAURA KLINKON AND MICHAEL PALMA:

a night of translations and original poetry

 Laura Klinkon’s poetry collections include Trying to Find You, Kitchen Abrasives, and Looking Askance. Her translation of Edna St.Vincent Millay’s sonnets, The Silent Lyre/La Lira Silente was published in 2018. Born in Sicily, she has worked in Washington, D.C., New York, and Rochester, N.Y. as an editor, writer, and translator.

Michael Palma’s poetry collections include A Fortune in Gold and Begin in Gladness. He has published eighteen translations of modern Italian poets and a fully rhymed translation of Dante’s Inferno (reprinted as a Norton Critical Edition). His most recent book is Faithful in My Fashion: Essays on the Translation