Monthly Archives: October 2019

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents November 2019

Saturday, November 9 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

Book Boost: Barbara Crooker and Maria Mazziotti Gillan 

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is winner of AWP’s 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature, Poets & Writers’ 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and the 2008 American Book Award for All That Lies Between Us. She has published 23 books and is Founder/ Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and has been appointed a Bartle Professor at Binghamton University—SUNY and Professor Emerita of English and creative writing. www.mariagillan.com.

Barbara Crooker has written nine poetry collections; her latest is Some Glad Morning (Pitt Poetry Series). A 50-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five-time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me–The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press).

Her awards include the WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, and three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. Her work appears in a variety of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and The Bedford Introduction to Literature. Crooker is a poetry editor for the journal, Italian Americana. www.barbaracrooker.com

10 Jersey Street

2:00-4:30 p.m.

R to Prince Street

D and F to Broadway-Lafayette

Saturday, December 14 @ NYPL Mulberry St.

IAWA Open Mic

Pre-Holiday Book Sale & Shop Talk: Publishers, the Good the Bad and the Wonderful 

10 Jersey Street

2:00-4:30 p.m.

R to Prince Street

D and F to Broadway-Lafayette


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 Presents October 2019

Presents

IAWA in Boston at I AM Books

189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON

FEATURING MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN AND MARIA LISELLA

Saturday October 26 from 6pm to 8pm

Open mic signups 5:45!

Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP, and the 2008 American Book Award for All That Lies Between Us. She is Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. Professor Emerita of English and creative writing at SUNY Binghamton, she has published 23 books.

Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Poetry Prize, her collections include Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), and two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street and Two Naked Feet. She curates the Italian American Writers Association readings in New York City, contributes to USA Today, the bilingual La Voce di New York and the Jerusalem Post.

IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents October 2019

October 12, 2019

Maria Frasca and Nadina LaSpina

Marisa Frasca is the author of two poetry collections: Via Incanto and Wild Fennel (Bordighera Press).  Her poems and translations have been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, among them: The Stillwater Review; The Missouri Review; Italian Americana; Making Mirrors: Writing/Righting for and by refugees Anthology; From everywhere a little Anthology.  Frasca holds an MFA in poetry from Drew University and currently serves on the Advisory Board of Arba Sicula, a non- profit that preserves, promotes and disseminates the Sicilian language and literature.  Born in Vittoria, Italy, Frasca resides in Manhasset, New York.

Nadina LaSpina came to the U.S. from Sicily at age 13. She is a disability rights activist, arrested countless times for civil disobedience; an educator, who taught Italian at NYU and at Fordham, and Disability Studies at the New School; and the author of Such a Pretty Girl, a memoir and her first book (New Village Press, partner of NYU Press).  LaSpina has had many articles, essays, and stories in publications such as Ragged Edge (a disability paper), New Politics (a socialist journal), And Then (a literary magazine) She won second prize in the annual contest sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association’s Bookwoman.

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

R train to Prince; D and F to Broadway-Lafayette

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Our Mission: To promote Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of Italian American writing.

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