The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the months. 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
WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleeker
WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm
WHO: An excerpt from Maria Giura’s memoir-in-progress was published in the Paterson Literary Review. Another excerpt won the Penelope Niven Creative Non-Fiction Honorable Mention from the Center for Women Writers at Salem College. Her work has appeared online and in Voices in Italian Americana (VIA). Giura’s work has won awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest. www.mariagiura.com
Peter Marra’s writings explore alienation, addiction, the functions and misuses of love, the curse of secrets, victimization and assorted obsessions. He has had more than 200 poems published either in print or online in more than 25 journals. His latest work is approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) published by Bone Orchard Press. Marra’s e-chapbook Sins of the Go-Go Girls, was published in 2013 by Why Vandalism? Press; and another e-chapbook peep-o-rama (Hammer and Anvil Books) is available as a Kindle Edition at Amazon. His latest new poetry collection Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections). www.angelferox.com
COVER: $9 includes complimentary drink.
DIRECTIONS: Trains: A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
Feb. 13: Chiara Montalto and Frank Polizzi @Sidewalk Café
March 14: Diane Block and John Hennessy @Cornelia St. Café
April 11: Wendy Galgan and Tony Gloeggler @ Sidewalk Cafe
May 14: Rachel Guido DeVries and Joseph Giordano @Cornelia St. Café
Blog: italian american writers café @i-italy.org