The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th 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 A Touch of Sicily with Olivia Kate Cerrone and bilingual poet, Nino Provenzano
WHERE: Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (6th Street) East Village, NYC-10009
WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017 @ 5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHO: Olivia Kate Cerrone’s Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review’s Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Huffington Post, The Rumpus, The Paterson Literary Review, VIA, and Italian Americana. The Hunger Saint, a historical novella about the child miners of rural Sicily, was published by Bordighera Press in 2017.
Nino Provenzano was born in Sicily, and lives in the United States. He is Vice President of Arba Sicula. He has published three collections of bilingual poetry, Sicilian-English. His latest, Footprints in the Snow, was presented at St. John’s University September 2016. Provenzano has collaborated with film-makers Spike Lee and actor/director John Turturro for translating English into Sicilian.
Hosting: Jessica Femiani
BLOG: italian american writers café @i-italy.org
Next IAWA Events & Readings
JULY 8: IAWA co-founder Peter Carravetta & Marianne Leone
SEPTEMBER 9: Jessica Femiani & dramatic reading by Margherita Peluso & John Martello in celebration of Pirandello@ Cornelia St. Cafe
OCTOBER 14: Poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Novelist Camilla Trinchieri @ Sidewalk Cafe
NOVEMBER 11: Louisa Ermelino and Elizabeth Primamore @Cornelia St. Cafe
DECEMBER 9: Emerging Voices 3rd Edition @ Sidewalk Cafe
Our Mission: IAWA promotes Italian American literature by encouraging the writing,reading, publication, distribution, translation, and study of writing by Italian American authors. The three rules of IAWA: Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books.