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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.

 

 

IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents February 2020

Saturday February 15, 2020

@ NYPL Mulberry St.

 Featuring Ancient Mariner Phillip Giambri

& Marco Rafalà reading from his debut Novel

& IAWA Open Mic

 

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

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

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Phillip Giambri aka “The Ancient Mariner” left home at eighteen and never looked back.  His latest collection, The Amorous Adventures of Blondie and Boho (Two East Village Dive Bar Coyotes) is illustrated with original watercolor art by Linda Wulkan. His book Confessions of a Repeat Offender is a compilation of his performance stories and poems. His work has appeared in Artists in the Kitchen, The Long Islander, Silver Birch Press, and online at NewYorkCityTalking.com.  He writes: “He’s seen and done what others dream of or fear.  That’s how he lives and that’s what he writes.”  www.AncientMarinerTales

Marco Rafala

How Fires End is Marco Rafalà’s debut novel. A first-generation Sicilian American novelist, Rafalà is also a musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review and LitHub.

IAWA NYC Literary Series Presents January 2020

Buon Capo d’Anno!

 

 Saturday January 11, 2020

@ NYPL Mulberry St.

Spoken Word Legends: Thomas Fucaloro & Clare Ultimo

& Open Mic

 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

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. He teaches poetry at Prison Writes and Imani House. His latest chapbook is There is Always Tomorrow (Mad Gleam Press, 2017).

 

Clare Ultimo is a writer, poet, artist, designer and educator, living & breathing in Brooklyn NY where she was born. Author of Fear of Bensonhurst and Brooklyn Babe, she has been active in the NYC poetry scene since 1995 when she began reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, later to work there and develop their visual identity. Clare founded Ultimo Inc, a communications design studio, in 1987.

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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/

 

Upcoming 2020 Readings

 

February 15:

Phillip Giambri & Marco Rafalà

March 14:

B. Amore & Joanna Clapps Herman

April 11:

Versetto LiberoFree Verse

Translating Your Work on the Spot

with Laura Capparotti and Dave Johnson

 

A sampling of the publishing houses that have been featured @ IAWA:

Alien Buddha Press, Apprentice House, Archway Publishing, Ashland Poetry Press, 

Big Table Publishing Company, Bone Orchard Press, 

Bordighera Press, 

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dark Light Publishing,

downtown materialaktion, Dramatists Books,

Finishing Line Press, Five Star, Fordham University Press, Grey Book Press,

Guernica World Editions, 

Hammer & Anvil Books, 

HarperCollins,

Harvard Square Editions, 

Hummingbird Press/Wake Forest University, iUniverse, Little A, 

Mad Gleam Press, New Village Press, NYQ Books, Other Press, Ovunque Siamo Press, 

Palgrave Macmillan US, Penguin/Putnam, 

Poets Wear Prada, Rain Mountain Press, Redux Consortium, Rogue Phoenix Press, Scholastic/Orchard Books, Serving House Books, 

Simon & Schuster,

Shakespeare & Company, 

Soho Press, SUNY Press, University Tennessee Press,

Upper Hand Press, Wordtech, Writing Knights Press

 

Three Rules of IAWA: Read each other, Write or be written, Buy our books.

 #4: And write reviews

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents January 2020

January 11, 2020

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

Wheelchair accessible

WHEN: 2-4 PM

Open Mic Followed By Featured Readers:

Thomas Fucaloro The winner of a performance grant from the Staten Island Council of the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Thomas Fucaloro has been on six national slam teams. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School and is a co-founding editor of Great Weather for Media and NYSAI press. He is an adjunct professor at Wagner College and BMCC where he teaches world lit and advanced creative writing. He teaches poetry at Prison Writes and Imani House. His latest chapbook, There is Always Tomorrow was released in 2017 by Mad Gleam Press.

Clare Ultimo is a writer, poet, artist, designer and educator, living and breathing in Brooklyn NY where she was born. Author of Fear of Bensonhurst and Brooklyn Babe, she has been active in the NYC poetry scene since 1995 when she began reading at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

Directions:

R train to Prince Street

D and F to Broadway-Lafayette

 

IAWA New York City Literary Series Presents December 2019

IAWA Open Mic & IAWA’s First Pre-Holiday Book Sale

WHEN: Saturday December 14 from 2-4 PM

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

D and F trains to Broadway-Lafayette. R train to Prince Street

Wheelchair accessible

Book sale opened to anyone who has participated at a 2019 IAWA reading.

A sampling of the publishing houses that have been featured @ IAWA:

Alien Buddha Press, Apprentice House, Archway Publishing, Ashland Poetry Press,

Big Table Publishing Company, Bone Orchard Press, Bordighera Press,

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dark Light Publishing,

downtown materialaktion, Dramatists Books.

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.