Join IAWA at the Cornelia Street Cafe for its monthly open reading, featuring Frank Lentricchia and Roberto Ragone.
IAWA holds its Open Reading series every second Saturday of the month at two venues: Cornelia Street Café on odd months (July, Sept, Nov) and Sidewalk Café on even months (June, Aug, Oct.) Event kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes, followed by two featured writers.
Stefano Vaccara, Italian journalist, columnist and Editor in Chief of La VOCE di New York at USIT Media and United Nations Correspondent at Radio Radicale, will read from his latest book, Carlos Marcello: The Man Behind the JFK Assassination, which has been recently translated into English. While at America Oggi, Vaccara served as Executive Editor and as the United Nations Correspondent for the only daily Italian American newspaper in the U.S.
Roberto Ragone is an entrepreneur and arts and culture advocate with 25 years’ experience. He served as Executive Director of New York City’s Lower East Side Business Improvement District and has organized lectures and massive multimedia presentations and fundraising activities. For IAWA, Ragone will perform a dramatization of a speech from Congressman Vito Marcantonio, the seven-time elected Congressman who hailed from East Harlem, once the largest Italian community in the country.
$8.00 at entrance, includes one drink.
Come at 5:45 to sign up for the open mic.
CONTACT: www.corneliastreetcafe.com; or 212-989-9319.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway, A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square
June 14: Maria Terrone and Paola Corso @Sidewalk Café
July 12: Julia Fierro and Bordighera Prize Winner, Joanne Monte @Cornelia Street Café
Aug. 9: Michael Cirelli and Guernica Poetry Editor, Antonio d’Alfonso @Sidewalk Café
Sept. 13: Joanna Clapps Herman and Marie-Helene Bertino @Cornelia Street Café
Oct. 11: John Domini and Joe Tirella, author of Tomorrowland @Sidewalk Café
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