26th Anniversary Readings & Special Events
The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th 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 Authors Marisa Labozzetta and Tim Tomlinson of New York Writers Workshop
WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm
WHO: 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.
Tim Tomlinson is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop, and co-author of its popular text, The Portable MFA in Creative Writing. He is also the author of Yolanda: An Oral History in Verse, a chapbook, and the poetry collection, Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire. A collection of short fiction, This is Not Happening to You, will appear in September 2017.
COVER: $10 includes complimentary drink.
DIRECTIONS: A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org
Next IAWA Events & Readings
APRIL 8: Stephen Massimilla and Judith Vollmer;
Marisa Frasca, hosting @Sidewalk Cafe
MAY 13: Mark Chiusano and Paul Salisini @ Cornelia St. Café
JUNE 10: Olivia Kate Cerrone and Nino Provenzano/bilingual;
Jessica Femiani, hosting @ Sidewalk Café
JULY: No Reading
AUGUST: No Reading
SEPTEMBER 9: Jessica Femiani and Playwright
Elizabeth Primamore @ Cornelia St. Cafe
OCTOBER 14: Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Novelist Camilla Trinchieri @ Sidewalk Cafe
NOVEMBER 11: TBA @ Cornelia St. Cafe
DECEMBER 9: Emerging Voices 3rd Edition @ Sidewalk Cafe
IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors.