Monthly Archives: February 2020

IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents March 2020

Book Boost

Saturday March 14, 2020 @ NYPL Mulberry Street


B. Amore & Joanna Clapps Herman

& IAWA Open Mic for ALL

When: 2:00-4:00 PM

Where: 10 Jersey Street New York, NY

Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets

Near Lafayette Street one block south of East Houston Street

Journeys on the Wheel (Bordighera Press) is B. Amore’s first poetry collection. An artist, writer, she has also authored An Italian American Odyssey: Through Ellis Island and BeyondArt by Mexican Farmworkers in VermontCarving Out a Dream, and has written numerous articles that have appeared in journals and revues. She is a founder of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center and has been awarded Fulbright and Mellon Fellowships, public art commissions, and the Lifeline-filo della vita exhibit at Ellis Island.

When I Am Italian: Quando sono italiana (2019) is Joanna Clapps Herman’s most recent publication that explores the question of whether it’s possible to be Italian if you weren’t born in Italy. Other books include a collection of short stories, No Longer and Not Yet (2014), and a memoir, The Anarchist Bastard (2011). She is co-editor of two anthologies: Wild Dreams (2008) and Our Roots Are Deep with Passion (2006).

Upcoming 2020 Readings

April 11:

Free workshop: How does your work sound in Italian?

Versetto Libero or Free Verse with Laura Capparotti & Dave Johnson

Bring Poems – no longer than  one page – to be translated into Italian

May 9:

Mark Chiusano & David Messineo

June 13:

Cynthia Herbert Bruschi Adams & Brian Fanelli


IAWA Boston Literary Series Presents February 2020

Presents IAWA in Boston at I AM Books

189 North Street Boston, MA

Saturday, February 29 2020 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Open mic sign-up 5:45 pm

Mary Cappello and MaryAnn L. Miller

Mary Capello’s six books of literary nonfiction include a New York Times bestselling detour on awkwardness; a breast cancer anti-chronicle; a lyric biography; and the mood fantasia Life Breaks In. A former Guggenheim and Berlin Prize Fellow, she is a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island.

MaryAnn L. Miller is the author of Cures for Hysteria (Finishing Line Press, 2018). A three-time Pushcart nominee, her work has appeared in Mom Egg Review, Wild River Review, Presence, Ovunque Siamo, Stillwater Review,, Wordgathering, The International Review of African American Art, and others. She publishes artist books through Lucia Press.