Buon Anno a Tutti!

Buon Anno a tutti!

Dear Members:

Thank you for being an IAWA member and supporting the IAWA community. We are planning a dynamic year of book launches, author meet-ups, panels, a new lineup of workshops, and networking.

We are updating our website, streamlining our payment platform and establishing a new Author Profile Network so members can connect with each other that will be exclusive to IAWA members. As many of you know, membership includes a two-year subscription to Voices of Italian Americana (VIA) for the price of one, a 10% discount on purchases made through the I AM Books website and similar discounts on Fordham University Press publications.

This year, we continued our monthly literary reading series in New York and Boston; conducted prose and poetry writing workshops in both venues; participated in the New York Poetry Festival, presented an Author based discussion with Anthony Marra in Boston and ended the year in New York with the Sagra del Libro Social book fair.

We welcomed new IAWA Board member, Chloe Yelena Miller. Based in Washington, D.C. The author of Viable (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2021) and Unrest (Finishing Line Press, 2013), she teaches writing at American University and University of Maryland Global Campus. We are thrilled to be kicking off 2024 with an online presentation she organized.

Monday, Jan. 8 at 12:00 PM EST with a presentation: On Translating My Language is a Jealous Lover by Adrián N. Bravi with Giovanna Bellesia Contuzzi and Victoria Offredi Poletto.

Register for the free link here: https://www.brownbaglit.com/events

Order the book and other Brown Bag Lit authors’ books here:


For the first three months of 2024, New York will present virtual readings through zoom to give us a wider geographical reach including our Canadian members while Boston is firmly in place at I AM Books for its LIVE readings.


I AM Books, 124 Salem Street, Boston/6-8PM EST

Jan. 20-Suzanne Mercury & Neal Zagarella

Feb. 17- Marie Gauthier & Danielle Pieretti

March 16-Chloe Yelena Miller & Kathy Curto

April 20- Joey Nicoletti & Lo Galluccio

May 18-Linda Lamenza & Sal Pane


Jan. 13-Open Mic to kick off 2024

Feb. 10- Phyllis Carito and Joey Nicoletti

Stay connected to us through social media and/or our website.

Please remember to renew or gift a membership as rates will increase 
as of Jan. 30, 2024 at iawa.net 
For other inquiries email us at italianamericanwriters@gmail.com
The Italian American Writers Association Board members:
 Joe Bocchiccio, Christina Bruni, Kathy Curto, Joe Giordano, Julia Lisella, Maria Lisella, Peter Marra, and Chloe Yelena Miller